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Clinton Presbyterian Sunday School was
Organized May 9, 1864. Annual
Clinton, May 11.?The Presbyterian
Subbath school celebrated its forty
fourth anniversary last Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock. It was organized May 9,
1864, and since that time has celebrated
the annual return of its birthday. The
exercises Sunday morning were very
enjoyable. A feature that pleased
everybody was a song from Mrs. A. M.
Copeland's infant class which numbers
about fifty tots from three to eight
years old. A charming little motion
song was given by seven little girls of
the Thornwell Orphanage selected and
trained by Miss Mattie Hipp from her
class. Three voung gentlemen made
excellent addresses: Mr. John H. Hen
ry, Mr. R. W. Lathan and Mr. Sidney
Brooks. Mr. Larry B. Dillard, the
secretary, read the report for the year.
The number enrolled was over four
hundred and the average attendance
over three hundred. The contributions
were in round numbers two hundred
and fifty dollars. Three children re
ceived Bibles for the perfect recitation
of the shorter Catechism and nine oth
ers received Testaments for the perfect
recitation of the introductory or child's
catechism. All these were pupils of
Thornwell Orphanage. Dr. Jacobs
made a brief address containing remi
niscences of the past and advice for
the future. The choir furnished spe
The Methodist church will entertain
the Greenville District Conference this
week. The exercises will be opened
Wednesday night, when the Rev. Mr.
Cook, of Grcer, will preach the open
The college baseball team played the
last game of the season Saturday after
noon with Newberry and got their sec
ond whitewashing this season. The
game was remarkably poor. Both
teams were nervous and the home boys
got nineteen errors to their credit while
the visitors made fourteen. The home
team defeated Pur man Friday after
noon by a score of three to nothing.
A gay party of college boys and co
eds went to Musgrove mill on a picnic
yesterday chaperoned by Mrs. Spencer.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, of Greens
boro, Alabama, were called here this
week by the desperate illness of their
daughter, Miss Annie Graham Ander
son, at the home of Mr. W. M. McCas
lan. She is better now.
The Rev. Dr. Jacobs attended the
convention of orphanage managers at
Thomasville, N. C, last week and a
meeting of the directors of the Presby
terian hospital in Atlanta this week.
COMMENCEMENT AT MOUNTVILLE.
Educational Rally Friday and Speeches
by Messrs. Honey and Featherstone.
Mountville, May 11 This is com
mencement week here. The Mountville
school is closing up the year's work.
They are in the midst of reviews, ex
aminations, promotions, rehearsals, etc.
On Wednesday evening they will give
an entertainment at the school building
consisting of plays, recitals, etc. On
Friday morning at 10 o'clock the final
meeting will be held. This will be an
educational rally at which time annu
al addresses will be delivered by Messrs.
S. E. Boney and C. C. Featherstone, of
Laurens. All patrons are requested
and the public generally invited to at
tend bringing well filled baskets as din
ner will be served on the grounds.
Messrs. J. A. Davenport, .1. M. Good
man and Colton Chase have each lost a
good mule during the last ten days.
The loss falls heavy on these farmers
as the mules were worth from $200 to
$;!()(> each. Just a year ago Mr. Daven
port lost, a tine colt from hydrophobia.
Mr. John L. Fellers went to Prosper
ity last. week.
Mr. W. R. Crisp is having his dwell
ing house painted.
The Mountville Literary Society had
an interesting debate Thursday night.
Subject: "Resolved, that a country life
is better suited to develop perfect man
hood than a city fife." The negative
won. The next subject js prohibition
in this State.
Mr. T. A. Lynch, who attended the
memorial exercises at Laurens Satur
day, lost his Confederate badge of honor
On the public square. It has ids name
and other matte? engraved on it and he
will be very thankful if the finder will
leave the same with Sheriff Duckett.
Winthrop College Commencement.
The commencement program of Win
throp College is as follows:
Sunday May the thirty-first at 11:00
a. m. Sermon before the Y. W. C. A.,
Rev. W. E. Thayer, Laurens, S. C,
8:30 p. m. Baccalaureate Sermon, Rev.
John C. Kilgo, M. A., D. I)., President
Trinity College, Durham, N. C.
Monday, June first J0;00a. m. inspec
tion of Buildings and Departments, 8:,'f0
D, m. joint celebration of the jf.ijorary
Tuesday, June second 0:80 a. m. Al
umnae Reunion, 0:00 p. m. Daisy Chain
Procession, 8:80 p. m. address to Grad
uating Class, Hon. Elmer Ellsworth
Brown, L. L. D,, Commissioner of Ed
ucation of the United States, Washing
ton, J). C, awarding of Diplomas apd
l LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mrs. W. 1). Ferguson is visiting in
Mr. J. S. Bennett spent Sunday in
Greenville with relatives.
Mr. John D. Davis of Clinton was a
visitor in the city Sunday.
Mr. Robert Pest, of Cartersville,
Ga., spent Saturday in the city.
Dr. W. C. Irby is visiting his daugh
ter, Mrs. Preston Marion, in Sumter.
Mr. Winston Smith of Pelzer was in
the city Monday visiting friends and
Traynham Guards will go on an en
campment to Chickamauga July 23rd to
MissTutwiller, of Spartanburg, spent
the week-end with her sister, Mrs. G.
Messrs R. P. Carson and W. C. Cooke
of Spartanburg were registered at Ho
tel Gray Sunday.
Miss Dollie Roland has returned from
a visit to her sister, Mrs. J. E. Carlisle,
Mr. William Boyd, of Fountain Inn,
spent Monday night with his brother,
Mr. James H. Boyd.
Miss Lou Goggans has returned to
Newherry after spending a few days
with Mrs. R. F. Jones.
Mr. Robert Buckingham l'asley, an
old Laurens county boy, is a candidate
for the legislature in Spartanburg.
The last, number of the local lyceum
entertainments was given last Tuesday
night by the Parland-Newball quartette
and bell ringers.
Complimentary to Judge George W.
Cage, Mr. W. R. Richey. Sr. entertain
ed several members of the local Bar at
a dinner Thursday evening.
Capt. and Mrs. Jas F. Johnston and
Mrs. C. M. Gibbon arrived in the city
to-day from Asheville and are guest
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Adjutant General Boyd issued the
appointment of officers in the first
bridge Saturday, Dr. I. Schayer, of
this city, is ranking First Lieutenant
in the medical department.
Rev. E. C. Watson, of I,aureus. Rev.
J. D. Hammet also of Laurens, Rev.
C. Lewis Fowler, of Clinton, and Rev.
J. T. Taylor, of Ware Shoals, left Mon
day night to attend the Southern Bap
tist Convention at Hot Springs, Arkan
Dance Wednesday Evening,
Complimentary to the visiting young
ladies in Laurens this week a dance
was given in Fowler's hall Wednesday
evening by the young men of the city.
The event was unusually delightful, en
joyed by all, and ended only at a wee
small hour of morning.
Those present were: Miss Helen
Crenshaw with Mr. 1. B. Magness;
Miss Hattie Lee Guess with Mr. Frank
K. Spratt; Miss Berta Hooker with Mr.
J. L. M. Irby; Miss Lena Cannon with
Mr. Y. S. Gilkerson; Miss Elizabeth
Richey with Mr. .1. Stobo Young; Miss
Annie Richey with Mr. II. D. Cray;
Miss Mary Barry with Mr. C. B. Sulli
van; Miss Mary Todd with Mr. Thomas
I. Swygert; Miss Nell Miller with Mr.
John ('revs; Miss Josephine Fuller with
Mr. Barle Wilson. Stags: Messrs. A.
W. Teague, G. W. Shell, Henry Shell,
J. W. Dunklin, Gary Eichelberger,
Ernest Easterby, Hart Richey. John
Gilkerson, J. A. Simmons and R. G.
The chaporonos were: Mr. and Mrs.
S. R. Todd and Mr. and Mrs. J. N.
An Old Negro's "Good Luck."
[From tin- McCormick Mo?sonj?or.l
Editor Messengei: Will you please
allow space in your paper to publish the
death of one of the oldest colored men
in the State of South Carolina, who
passed away on Thursday, 26th of
March. Old man Steve Martin, of the
Fork side, was more than one hundred
years old. When the civil war broke
out in 1861 he was fifty-live years old,
making him one hundred and two years
old at the time of his death. He had
the good luck to live so long that he
had forgotten who his wife was and did
not know any of bis children. Ende
Steve, as we all called him, was a gooil
old man. He was a consistent Chris
tian and was a member of Ml. Moriah
Baptist church. His remains were laid
to rest in Hosanna cemetery, the fu
neral services being conducted by the
Rev. J. F. Marshall, of McCormick.
McCormick, April ii.
Children's Day at New Prospect.
Maddens, May f)th, Childrens Day
will be observed at< New Prospect
Church on Saturday May 23rd< It is our
20th anniversary and we hope to make
it the "Crowning Day" of succeeding
attempts. The proceeds from the sale of
refreshments will, together with the
collection taken, bo given to Connie
Maxwell Orphanage. We note in for
mer announcement that everybody is
invited to come and bring well filled
baskets. We also extend the invita
tion to bring well Idled purses with the
strings loosely tied. We want all the
old soldiers to come, as we will have
exercises in the afternoon, and decorate
the grave* of their departed comrades.
In fact we feel we have an enjoyable
programme in store for all those who
care to attend.
For Magistrate Sullivan Township.
We, friends of John W. Kollett. an
nounce him for magistrate ,.f Sullivan
April 27, 1008 :>f- it.
CITY SCHOOLS CLOSE MAY 22.
Programme of Exercises. A Class of
Eight Graduates This Year.
The Laurens City Schools will close
on May the 22d, after one of the most
successful years in their history. The
work this year has been eminently sat
isfactory, having moved along smoothly,
uninterrupted, and with pleasing re
Preliminary exercises for the closing
will begin on Friday, the 15th of this
week, with an exhibition of the pupils'
work. Other exercises will follow ac
cording to the schedule below.
The graduating class, composed of
five young ladies and three young men;
the valedictorian is Miss Mary Lake.
Miss Mayme Crews is the class salu
tatorian; the class history'will be read
by Miss Elizabeth Simpson; the class
prophecy will be made by Miss Annie
Simpson and the will by Miss Hattie
Kate Easterby. The three young men
will deliver declamations.
The features of the commencement
exercises will be the sermon by the
Rev. Mr. Massebeau, of Greenville, and
the literary address by Dr. R. P. Pell,
of Spartanburg. Both these spenkers
arc men of distinction in South Caro
lina, known as scholars and thinkers of
ability. The people of Laurens are to
be congratulated upon the opjwrtunity
of hearing them.
The closing exercises are scheduled
Friday morning, May 15th, from 10
to 11 o'clock?Exhibition of work done
by the pupils during the session.
Tuesday evening, May 19th, at 8:80
o'clock- Exercises by pupils of the pri
mary grades, and Miss Putnam's class
in elocution. Admission 15c and 10c.
Proceeds to go to expenses of Com
mencement Exercises and Library. Ex
ercises held in chapel of City School
Thursday evening, May 21st, 8 o'clock
? Entertainment by pupils of Laurens
Mills School at Laurens Mills School
Auditorium. Admission 15c and 10c.
Friday evening, May 22d, 8:30 o'clock
? Contest for Calhoun Medals in de
clamation and elocution ?Chapel City
Sunday morning, May 24th, 11 o'clock
? Annual Sermon to school by Rev. W.
A. Massabeau, Buncombe Street Meth
odist Church, Greeir-ille, S. C., in
Monday evening, May 25th, 8:30
o'clock ?Class Exercises; address by
Or. R. P. Pell, of Converse College,
Sparenburg, S. C, in chapel of school
The public is cordially invited to at
tend all these exercises.
The graduates of the City Schools for
this year are: Miss Mary Lake, Miss
Mayme Cnews, Miss Annie Simpson,
Miss Elizabeth Simpson, Miss Hattie
Kate Easterby; Mr. Carlos Moseley,
Mr. Gus Hart and Mr. Furman Dobson.
News of Mount Olive.
Mount Olive, May 9th. ?The farmers
of this section are much distressed
about the weather conditions which
have so retarded work on the crops,
("old weather has prevailed for so long
that the matter has become serious.
Out here we are going to plant more
grain, especially corn, owing to the
slump in the price of cotton.
Mr. A. F. Redden, who has been
quite ill' for some time, is improv
ing. There is a great deal of sickness
On the first Sunday in June two new
deacons will be ordained at Mt. Olive
Mr. T. S. Crawford, of Brewerton,
was a visitor here last Sunday.
Mr. John A. Crawford attended court
in Laurens last week.
The Crusaders at Work.
The undenominational soul - saving
work, under the auspices of the Chris
tian Crusaders, is still being carried
forward , in the Tabernacle on Irby Hill
with a marked degree of spiritual dev
elopment, notwithstanding the fact that
the weather has been quite cool recent
ly, and that there have beeq some
affairs of a secular nature that have
engaged the minds and attontion of
both the professors and non-professors
God's faithful children aro earnoatly
praying for tho salvation of the un
saved, and many, in answer to their
prayers, are being awakened from the
"sleep of sin." It is hoped that a
large ingathering of souls will lollow
this spiritual awakening, and that those
who have sought and found, Ohr.jst. up
to this time, upon, MQfldc.cj knees, at the
altar, may prove to be real soul win
Meetings will be continued every
night during the week at 8 o'clock and
on Sunday at :i and H p. m. All arc cor
dially invited to attend those sor.y.ic.es.
"Let the wicked forsake. \\\$ v^ay and
the unrig^tfto.us. rjjyn his thoughts, and
let hint ??luro unto the Ix>rd and He
will have mercy upon him, and to our
Qod, for He will abundantly pardon."
"If we confess our sins He is faithful
and just to forgive us our ulna and to
cleanse us from aU unrtghtCQUsqC'ds."
"The wages of. sin \k deaUi, but the
gift of (lot} is eternal life through.
Jesus Christ our Lord." "Thinks be
unto Cod for His qnspeqKabJUi gift."
r16 Matting Ever Shown in Laurens.
Ap| ? ; Consisting of a
'''' ' v- v \ ? ?signs and colors, mi
ft " . In.Mol T'Urx hlv%A fl
Consisting of a beautisul line in different de
adc of the best quality of ma
terial. The kind that will last and give satisfac
l fSfe*' . .tion, and on account of buying Mattting in large
quanities direct from the importers, we get it at prices that we can sell you I lu?
best quality at prices less than you would have to pay for a cheaper quality at
other places. Be sure to see our line and get our prices before you buy.
MR. FEATHERSTONE IN DEMAND.
Has Engagement to Make a Number of
Hon. C. C. Featherstone has accepted
invitations to deliver a series of literary
addresses before a number of schools
and colleges at their closing exercises
within the next three weeks.
His engagements are as follows:
Mountville High School, Friday evening,
May 15th; Walhalla Graded School,
May 22nd; EdgolieldCo-Educational In
stitute, May 25th; Aiken High School,
May 29th; Ninety-Six Graded School,
June 1st; Latta Graded School. June
The Undaunted South.
One readily recognizes the melodious
voice of John Temple Graves in the fol
lowing from the New York American:
Storms have swept the South again.
Thousands of hon ? are wrecked by
cyclones. A multitude of people are
dead. Disaster grins weirdly at gar
dens that a few days ago smiled grate
fully at the sun.
The South seems to bo ever at the
mercy of the winds. Tornadoes have
killed more people in Mississippi, Lou
isiana, Arkansas and Alabama than
yellow fever ever did. The atmos
pheric disturbances come, too, when
Nature is screncst.
It was so when Wesson (Miss.) was
wiped otr the map thirty years ago.
The day was one of beauty; the air
soft just previous to the storm. Then
the clouds formed as if by magic.
Ghosts of the sky let fly their .scythes
and dead bodies lay every where.
That May afternoon twelve ye ars ago
in St. Louis was idyllic when, of a sud
den, the horizon darkened, the winds
began shrieking and the skeletons of
destruction quickly grow into giants.
They wrecked homes OJidkilled without
In September, eight years ago, Gal
veston wus superb in her new Kali
dress. There wasn't the slightest sign
of wrong. The sea.; were quiot, the
land winds cooling. Then appeared the
spectre of desolation. The devastation
that, followed sickens the mind, even
now, that contemplates the record of
that awful night.
Winds, floods, tires. fevers and
plagues visit the fairest of our f^ckls.
They wring tears fron. America's stur
diest soqs; Wipe progress temporarily
off the slate; till graveyards and retard
the growth of commerce.
Yet think you that the South feels
discouraged? Not at all. It istholaod
of promise. Her people l<i;v,n jn a
better day; ant] fe.y t,|u, preisen! thoy
cling to, tin, ,il<Himo ideas of religion
and eitUenahip, trusting to Pw^Kjonco
and believing in the i'iir)\[.
Storms do not.prevent th,? orooU(m of
new homes, and V,(0 fear of them Is
lost while M,? ?y<, om W8l,088>con
t0,?,'e.v*>v4 W.o grandeur of the South's
'"VW.parable holds that yield the very
staff of lift:.
Whenever we see a man rigged out
in lodge regalia we laugh to think what
mean things some men say of the dress
fads of tin; women.
Everybody loves a cheerful liver.
Fine feathers make expensive hats.
Ueal sacrifice entails some inconven
The dead cannot enjoy flowers, but
the living can.
Trying to be "one of the boys" has
put many a good man to the bad.
The preacher who is populai with
everybody is missing some golden op
The man who pays for the "Merry
Widow" hat cannot appreciate the
jokes about them.
The fellow who is always boasting of
being the "boss of his own house" is
usually a grouch.
If champagne cost but 30 cents a
quart most men who drink it would pro
fer a good quality of cider.
Themen who are always complaining
about "crooked politics" are the men
who never try to straighten it out.
Wish we could take as much interci t
it) some things as a baby takes in its
hands when it first discovers possession
We know people who always applaud
Mozart or Beethoven and secretly long
for "()|' Dan Tucker" and "Arkansaw
Traveler." The Commoner.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
STRAY KD OR STOLEN on Sunday
nighl black bitch, with appearance of
mange, hair removed from her hack.
Liberal reward if returned toll. A.
IIA V AND SORCiH I'M Make it
af home. I have a lot of Early Amber
and Orange Cane sued, nicely cleaned.
Price right. .). II. Sullivan. li lt
FOR SALi;: A good variety of home
grown potato slips. Apply to I'. B.
Bailey, R V D No. :;. Laurons, S, C. I
WANTED- Strictly lomporato man
with good references to travel and so
licit for the Chicago Portrait Company.
Salary and expenses. Address W. W.
Jones, Pox 294, Columbia, S. C. ll-lt
COW PEAS In order to move them;
quick, going at $2.50por bushel, I h^vel
a lot of good sound Clay and Cufcnuwn i
Peas. Send us your (wtanii .1. II. I
Sullivan. 41 -It
w anted The trade to know that;
wo. nee handling fresh South Carolina!
raised cabbage. Shipments coming
overj few days. We buy in round, y,r". i
and can sell you af lower pr'u.? ^V**'
competitors are quoting *'b.'.Ui> ..j,
your orders. Dixie K'o.Av ami Of .? (;Q<
V Avon.-;. a piircha8cp
Bwnll?% ? ^tanHopo style. Makes a
, j/ ,.pearance and just the thing to
..? those delightful summer afternoon
drives in. Will sell at a sacrifice.
Buggy on exhibition at IL Douglas
Gray & Co,'s. They will name you the
price. R. P. Swe'cnv. Ware Shoals,
S. C. 39-3t
Kooky Mountain Tea Nuggets
A Busy MedIClM for Bu:y People.
Btmcs Golden Health and Renewed Vlfor.
a upeolfli) for Constipation. InrttRCStton, Liver
mil Klrinoy troubles, IMinplo?. rcczema, Imptiro
Itloo i. Had Breath, Slumtltfi liowels. Hcndaehn
und Uuckoeho. Its Hooky Mountnln Tea In tab
lot form. x. eon is ;i box. Genuine mado i>>
lor.f.ii ikii Ditvo i'..Mi'\NV. Mad Won, Wlft.
0OLUEN NUtiGETS FOR SALLOW PEOPLE
New Rifles for Traynliaiii (iimrds.
Monday afternoon lint Trnynham
guards received their new Springfield
ritles from the Stale militia authorities.
These guns, fifty for the local company,
are much improved and a liner make
over the old K rag rifles.
Thursday afternoon ai f?.!Hi the com
pany will give a public drill on the
Paint Ready for Use.
L. & M. PURIO PAINT ? mi mi ;ed
is sold for $1.(if) per gallon. Linseed oil
is sold from the barrel for ?>'? cent
gallon. [iUV 1 gallons I.. ,V M. IM |< I .
I'AINT and mix with if ?'. gallons lin
seed oil, and you then make > gallons
of paint at a cost of only $1.20 per gal
Ion. I)one in 2 minute
li. & M. Paint Ag?ni
.1. II. & M. L. Nash. Laur? i .
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton. li 2t
J. L. M. IRIJY
<! I V 1 I. k N U INK k It
Office over I..?mien- Drug
Winthrop College ? Scholarship ami I n
The examination for the award of ?
cant Scholarships in Winteroi.
and for the admis lion oi
Will he bold at the < loUIlt ? nuM Holl
on I UIDA V, JULY ? at
plicanis must, not ix ii
years of age. When scholar hi|
vacant after July ti, ihoj vvillbi
cd to those making the hi '?< t tiver.i
at this examination, provide I tin/,
tlie conditions governing the aw; rd.
Applicant; for scholar hi| iti
to ['resident Johnson before ; ?
ination for Scholarship examination
Scholarships are <t, ?pm and (ri
tuition. The e.< .... ? es lion wi I open
September u . liiox, im- furtln v > .
million iu\d oatnloguo, uddri
President I?. It. -H MlSi S< >N
*>-tr \ii><:] Hill,
You to Sec
New Veil Pills
land to know what values vvc
I have to <?tl*<M' in this line.
These pins can be Used on
the new style bows called the
Merry Widow l'>o\\ s
or they can be used for Veil
Pins or Belt Pins or for any