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VOLUME XXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1908. NUMBER 43
Commencement Week One
TUE FINAL EXERCISES
Schools Have Had an Exceptionally Goon
Year In All Departments.
Pride of the Town.
The Laurena city schools have closed
the li)07-0S session. The regular com
mencement exercises were held Monday
evening in the city opera house, the oc
casion attracting a large and interested
assembly of patrons and friends of the
Supt. It. A. Dobson presided and the
exercises of the evening were opened
with prayer offered by the Rev. W. E.
Thayer. Then followed the senior class
Salutatory.Miss Mary Alma Crews
History. .Miss Elizabeth Watts Simpson
.Mr. Carlos Roland Moseley
Prophecy. . . .Miss Anne Wells Simpson
"By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"
.Mr. Aug-ustus Griffin Hart
Will.Miss Hattie Kate Easterby
"Our Country's Honor".
.Mr. James Eurman Dobson
Valedictory.Miss Mary Moye Lake
At the conclusion of these exercises
Dr. Robt. P. Pell, president of Con
verse college, was introduced to deliver
the annual address. Dr. Pell is an at
tractive speaker and he delivered one
of the strongest and most forcible ad
drosses that has been given here in
some time. His portrayal of the ad
vantages of the present day boy with
those of the past and the responsibility
resting upon the boy of the present
time was most interesting and could
not but be inspiring to those who heard
him, and especially the pupils.
After his address diplomas were
awarded by Supt. R. A. Dobson to the
class whose names appear above. This
was done in words of congratulation
HIGH SCHOOL PROMOTIONS.
A new departure was the presenta
tion of certificates to the successful
pupils of the seventh grade who have
been promoted to the High School de
partment for another year. These were
.lohn Bolt, Hastings Dial, Leon Dod
SOl), Ruth Easterby, Douglas Feather
stone, Esther Fowler, Lou Belle Fow
ler, Henry Franks, Addie Oarrett,
Thomas Lake, Roy Owings, Thomas
OwingS, Meli Payne, John Terry Poole,
Alary Posey, Sara Shayer, Marguerite
Simpson, .Julius Sitgreaves, Helen Sul
livan, Claud Washington, Ethel Winn,
?lames McLin, William Byrd, Roland
Moseley, Jesse Shealy, Otis Huff, Hugh
Eichelberger, Nat Kennedy, Pitts
Brown, (Catherine Holmes, Kay Sulli
van, Julia Childress, Gertrude Harriett,
Eugene Barnett, James Milam, Rich
ard Dunlap, Marie Philpot, Marie L?ng
sten, Agatha Reid, Moore Dial, Harry
Gasque, Annie Hammett, William
Bruce Copeland, Amy Jamieson.
The following pupils then received
perfect attendance buttons: Charles
Thompson, Frank Armstrong, Hugh
Alken, Jeff Mills, Lois Nelson, Eliza
beth Moseley, Mary Burksdalc, Victor
Rook, Edwin Moseley, K nthlccn Wilkes,
Mary Hopkins, Marie L?ngsten, Nat
Kennedy, Roland Moseley, Esther Fow
ier, Douglas Featherstone, J. W. Hop
kins, Roy Owings, Julius Sitgreaves,
Helen Sullivan, Ethel Winn, Rebecca
Dial, Jennie Fleming, Alluwee Watson,
Frank Henderson, Ose Sitgreaves,
Claude Hoyd, Ernest Machen, Mayme
(Crews and Carlos Moseley.
CARLOS MOSELRY'S RECORD.
V)no of the most pleasing parts of the
exorcises was the presentation to Car
los Moseley of a signet ring by Board
of Trustees for Jus faithfulness in be
uj.g present every day for six sessions
?and for his faithfulness and promptness
.in attending to Jiis duties as drummer
for th* same lengtli of time.
After a very Jucccssful year the
Laurcns city schools came to a close on
Friday, May, 22d, 1MH. On Friday
morning, May 16th, many of the pat
rons availed themselves of the invita
tion to visit a display of work in each
grade. This was particularly interest
ing as it showed the gradation of the
?work and gave a good idea of the work
of the session, On Tuesday evening
Mr. Dial Reflected President?John B.
Cleveland Elected Vice President.
Mr. Montgomery, Manager.
The stockholders of the Lnurens Cot
ton Mills held their ?nnual meeting yes
terday afternoon al the offices ot the
company. The report of the president
was presented and showed that the
mill had a good year and that the af
fairs were in very satisfactory condi
tion. The regular semi annual dividend
of G per cent was declared, payable
On motion a chance in the by-laws of
the company, creating the office of
vice president and changing the time of
holding the annual meetings from May
to September. The sumo hoard of
directors was elected for another year.
In the meeting of the directors N. j
1?. Dial of I.aureus was re-elected
president, .lohn B. Cleveland of Spar
tanburg was elected vice president and
W. S. Montgomery, also of Spartanburg
was re-elected as manager.
Wade School Picnic.
Patrons and friends Of Wade School
in Cross Hill Township held their annual
picnic last Saturday, May 2:!d, celehra- j
ting the close of this school, which has]
just closed a successful year under the
management of Mrs. Annie B. Atchi
son. Mr. James Denn) acted as Mas
ter of Ceremonies and introduced the
following speakers: Supt. II. VV. Nash,
Col. J. H. Wharton.
an enjoyable entertainment, consisting
of songs, instrumental music, recita
tions and dialogues, was held in the
chapel of the city school building.
One of tho most enjoyable and Inter
esting exercises ever hold in this com
munity was thai of Friday evening,
May 22d. This vas a contest on the
part of the girla of the Calhoun Lit
erary Society for thej Reciter's Medal
and on the part of tho boys of this so
ciety for the Declaimer's Medal. These
medals were awarded by the Calhoun
Literary Society. The judges for the
girls' medal were Rev. J. I >. Crout,
Dr. U. K. Aiken and Dr. Boll'*'Hughes;
the judges for the boys' medal were
Bev. C. F. Pankin. Solicitor It. A.
Cooper and A. C. Todd, Esq.
With considerable dilli.-ulty these
judges decided in favor of Mr. YatOS
Brown and Miss llettj Lake as the
winners of these medals. AM tho con
testants did well, however, and it was
not to the discredit of any one that he
failed to receive one of these. The
"The Rhyme of the Dutches.; May"
Miss Mary Lake.
"Not Guilty" Mr. Frank 15. Mc
"The First Settler's Story"?Miss
Edmonia Garrel t.
'?Webster's Bunker Hill Oration"?
Mr. Claude Boyd.
"The Heart of Old Hickory" Miss
Music Miss Theresa Shaver.
"Tho Sign of the Cross" Miss Allu
"Tho Confederate Soldier" Mr.
Ernest W. Machen.
"Aunt Melissy on Boy.-" Miss Ad
"The Confederate Dead" Mr. Sam
"Patsy" Miss Imogenc VVilkcs.
Music Miss Carolyn Kopi r,
"Mona's Waters"* Miss llettv Lake.
"The Black Horse and Iiis Uhler"
Mr. John D. Mills, Jr.
"The Boot Black s Chum" Miss Re
"The Deathbed of Ben? diel Arnold" j
Mr. Yates llmu n.
Music Trio Misses licit.) Lake, Es
ther Fowler and Carolyn Roper,
Music -Miss Esther Fowl" r.
Presentation of the medals.
Music?Miss Margaret Simpson.
.mili. school KX?icctsrcs.
On the same evening an entertain
ment was given by the Laurens Mill)
School which is now under the super
vision of the cit) school management.
Following is the program rendered;
"Playing Lady" A Baby Show.
Judge Mnxcy Tompleton.
Mothers Clara Franks. Kda .''noddy,
Vera Tompleton, Li/./.io Col len. Irene
Golden. Alllo Snoddy, Lilly Cannon,
Daisy Johnson, Alice Lcdlot'd, Grace
Blakely, Mamie Tliom: on, Fannie
Whitten, Julia Beams, Cora Sumorol,
Blancho Cunningham, Lucilc Putnam,
Annie May I >uncan
Recitation Ruby Moore.
Brownie and Fairy Song Brownies:
Clarke Templet on. < Jiarlcs Hughes,Jack
Finlev, Marshall Maddox, Earlc Sum
Ofel, Walter Uutlodgc, Alvis Ken-, Hi
awatha Prater, Claude Franks, Roy
Moore. Fairies: Until Riddle, Irene
Ledford, Mamie Prati r, Annie Unico
Hawkins, Marie Jamison, Bertie Oil
man, Ella Maud Putnam, Minn Camp
belle, Eva Duffy. Vera Blakely.
Recitation Edna Kiddle.
Blacksmith's Song Harry McCol
lough, Lee McCollougll, Walter Jami
son, Marvin ('leinins, Raymond Smith,
Foster Whitten, William' Martin, Paul
(Irani, Frank Thompson, Paul Finloy.
Sunbonnet Bablei Corn Abcrcrom*
hie, Nannie Loo Snodflv, I'dna Uiddlo,
Katie Korr, Alllo Martin, Nell Madden.
On Sunday morning the Annual
Baccalaureate sermon was preached to
the school in the first Presbyterian
church by Rev. W. A. Massabcau, of
Buncombe Streol Methodist church,
Greenville. The pupils wore present in
a body and the sermon was Strong and
MINISTER AND DOCTOR DROWNED.
Rev. Clark Jennings, a Native of I.aureus,
Meets Tiagic Death.
The shocking news was received iierc
yesterday of the drowning Monday
evening in Spartanburg county of the
Rev. Clark Jennings and Dr. T.D.Leon
ard, both of whom resided at Reidville.
They were drowned in Tucapau pond,
where they were seining during the af
ternoon and evening. It seems that the
men went fishing alone. Not returning
search was instituted late Monday
night, when it was discovered that both
had found watery graves in the pond.
The Rev. Mr. Jennings was a native
of Cross Hill township and was educa
ted for the ministry at Clinton and the
Theological Seminary, Columbia. He
was a prominent Presbyterian preacher
and has held some fine charges in the
State. He was a widower with three
In the pleasant home of Mrs. Martha
Boyd in this city, May 25th, 1893,
friends assembled to witness the mar
riage of Miss Nannie Boyd to Mr.
James Bennett, the Rev. .1. D. Pitts
officiating and Miss Tutwiler, of Vir
ginia, playing the wedding march. The
bride was lovely as she stood beside the
handsome groom and the solemn words
were spoken that united their young
lives. She was robed in soft white
with veil and carried a bonquet of
Fifteen years have passed since then,
bringing into this home its vicissitudes
of shadows and sunshine. The saintly
mother has been called to her home
above and one little daughter, yet to
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett these years have
brought prosperity and happiness which
they have generally shared with others.
Again, in the sunny Maytime, when
Spring's blossoms are sweetest and
nesting birds carol their happy love
songs, friends assembled. This time in
the elegant residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Bennett on West Main street to cele
brate their crystal wedding anniversary.
lit was a pleasant coincidence that
Rev. Mr. Pitts was again present, also
the same organist and many of the
same guests that were present on that
wedding evening fifteen years ago.
The bridal party entered the beauti
fully decorated parlor to the sound of
the wedding march, played just as be
fore, a bevy of fair young maidens
coming in with them. The bonnie
bride, now a fine matron, wore the same
dress and veil worn on that night so
long ago and again carried lilies.
She was radiantly happy standing
beside her handsome husband and three
line children, while good Mr. Pitts told
i hem of their many causes for grati
tude and invoked the blessings of Cod
upon them through tin; coming years.
The decorations were in green, yel
low and white, ferns, palms and rare
yellow '-alias and gold band lilies with
starry eyed daisies from the meadow.
The same color scheme was carried out
in the delicious refreshments served.
The gifts of cut glass were numerous
All present voted this a very delight
ful occasion and unite in wishing for
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett many happy re
turns of their wedding anniversary.
Clinton's Social Side.
Clinton, May 26. All expectations
are fastened on the approaching wed
ding of Miss Ina Vance and Mr. Cuy
I'itts, which will take place in the Pres
byterian church Wednesday evening,
June 3d, in the presence of several
hundred invited guests.
Miss Fort, of Nashville,Tenn., is the
, guest of Mrs. J. Dillard Jacobs and a
number of delight ful social affairs have
: been planned for her. On Monday af
ternoon Mrs. Jacobs gave a most origi
nal party for her, inviting a number of
the young married ladies to meet her.
This evening she entertained a number
of young ladies and gentlemen to meet
her friend. Miss Clara Duckett has
issued invitations to a number of her
friends for Thursday evening, when
Miss Fort will be the honored guest.
An amusing game of baseball was
played here this evening between the
"Fats" and the "Leans." The line-up
was as follows:
Fats- J. T. Robertson, A. B, Henry,
Ceo. W. Bailey, John M. Finney, Press
Little, Neil Turner, Prof. Colbert, Will
Leak, J. W. Copeland, Ell Briggs, John
Floyd Workman, GeO. Hopkins, Tom
Davis, Dr. 'Iodd.
Leans- Massey, Farr, IJoyd McCrary,
Will Bell, Chanoy Stono, F. J. Adair,
Will Copeland, J. B. Boyd, Will Milam,
Larry Dillard, Bon Austin.
Campaign Meetings Here.
The senatorial campaign meeting will
bo held in Laurens on Friday, July 24,
and that of the State Saturday, Au
DEATH OF MR. (iEO. M. M'DANIEL.
Good Man and Esteemed Citizen---Burial
Yesterday at Ml Pleasant.
Mr. Geo. M. McDaniel died at his
home on South Harper street at S
o'clock Monday morning. May 25th,
after a long and painful illness. His
health failed some four or live years
ago, but after taking special treatment
at two hospitals, he seemed to be on
the road to permanent recovery. How
ever, last wilder he sulfcrcd a re. ir
rence of his trouble, lingering along
until a few weeks ago when his condi
tion became very serious and finally
hopeless. He had the attention of the
best physicians here and made a brave
fight against disease.
Mr. McDaniel was 43 years old and
leaves a wife who was a Miss Mollic
Boyd, of this county, and three suns,
Wellie, Shell and Thomas. He was a
son of the late Dr. Robert McDaniel.
of the Bkom section, and is survived by
two brothers, Messrs. Robert and T. <'.
McDaniel, and three sisters, Mis. John
Boyd, of Greenville, Mrs. .1. M. Owens,
of Greenwood, and Mrs. Edgar Mi
Daniel, of Bkom.
The burial services were held at the
Mt. Pleasant church yesterday morning
at 11 o'clock, conducted by the Rov.W.
E. Thayer, pastor of the First Baptist
church, this city, and the members oft
the local camp Woodmen of the World,
and other camps in the county.
In the death of George McDaniel the
city and county have lost a valued and
most highly esteemed citizen, the Firs!
Baptist church a true and loyal member
and his family a k'ind and indulgenl
husband and father.
About ten years ago he moved to the
city from his farm out at Bkom and
engaged with Messrs. Todd, Simpson &
Company as a salesman, a position lie
filled faithfully until declining health
forced him to relinquish all work, lie
was well and popularly known through
out the county and his death is a source
of deep regret, in which The Adverti ler
has a part.
Cross Anchor Oil Mill Burned.
Saturday afternoon the Cross Anchor
Oil Mill, located at Cross Anchor, Spar
tanburg county, was set on fire by
lightning during a heavy electrical
storm, and completely consumed. The
mill was owned principally by Messrs.
L. H. Wilson and M. C. Boole, and
their loss is complete as there was no
insurance on the property.
The Crusade Movement in I.aureus.
The undenominational revival meet
ings, under the auspices of the Chris
tian Crusaders, are still in progress in
their tabernacle on Irbj Hill.
In the meeting of Sunday aftornoon
General Right, of Richmond, Va.. the
originator and leader of the Cm tide
Movement, who has recently come from
that city to engage in the soul-saving
work in I.aurens, preached to an intel
ligent and appreciative audience on the
"New Birth," basing his remarks on
the first eight verses of tho third chap
ter of St. John. Although some of his
hearers fell that they had experienced
the great, supernatural change of
heart, of which he spoke, many others
knew that they were without a person
al experience with the Lord. The latter
were earnestly urged to repent of th< ir
sins and exercise saving faith in Chri t.
in order that He might bring them into
possession of the knowledge that they
had been "born again."
Services will bo continued in tlx Tab
ernacle on Irby Hill every nighl during
the week at H o'clock and on Sunday at
H and 8 p. m.
Revival at I irsi Baptist Church.
Beginning next Sunday revival i r
vices will be conducted at the First
Baptist church through next and, per
haps tho following week, by the pa tor.
Rev. William B. Thayer, and Dr. I red
C. Hale, pastor of the First Baptist
church at Wilmington, N. C. Dr. Hale
is expected to arrive in Lauren . next
Pastor-Elect Rankin of I irst Presbyterian
Church to be Installed Sunday.
The installation of Rev. I ha I. F.
Rankin as pastor of the First Presby
terian Church will take place Sunday,
the services to be divided between
the morning and evening services
At the recent meeting of Enoreo
Presbytery a committee of minist? rs,
consisting of Rev. Robt. Adams of ( lin
toru Rev. A. G. Wardlaw of Union
and Rev. J. L. Mi-Lin of Laurens, was
appointed to conduct the ceremonies in
connection with the installation of the
Rev. Mr. Rankin as pastor of the Pres
Twenty-Four Baptist Sunday Schools
Work of Secretary Moore.
The first annual meeting of tho Lau
rcns County Baptist institute was hold
last Thursday and Friday with the First
Baptist church. Twenty-four of the
thirty Baptist Sunday schools embraced
in the Laurons Associatian were repre
sented. The program, as published in
The Advertiser last week, was carried
The discussions of the various topics
were peculiarly helpful and inspirit)}!
and grout good should come to the Sun
day school work of I.aureus county
through the inspiration and enthusiasm
aroused by them. The presence of the
Kev. .1. I). Moore, Sunday School Field
Secretary, was particularly helpful.
His Institute work was thorough and
refreshing* and his suggestions as to
the solution of many problems confront
ing the Sunday school worker were]
; imoly and appropriate.
Everything considered, this session of
the lust ituto was thoroughly successful, J
and if it is continued in tho future with
the same degree of success that has
characterized its organization and pro
motion up to this time, the good to
COtnc from its influence w ill In- far
At the business session held Friday
afternoon the following ollicers were
elected for th ? coming year:
President Ib v. c. L. Fowler, of
Clinton, S. C.
Vico-Presidents Supt. F. I., Bramh
lett, Princeton; Supt. c. II. Itoper,
I,aureus; Prof. W. P.Culbcrson, Mount
vi Ho, and Supt. W. II. Drummond,
Secretary and Treasurer Prof. !;. A.
The Institute adopted a constitution I
which will be published in this paper
On account of the installation sor
vices Children's Hay will not bo ob
served next Sunday by the First Pres
byterian Sunday school,
Tho Rural CurHerS' Association will
meet Saturday morning in the court
Very soon South Harper street can
boast of three more handsome new
residences: Messrs. J. A. Austin's,
John A. Franks' and Or. Clifton Jone.,'. 1
Mr. R. II. Young will attend com
mencement at Chicora college, Croon
ville, this week, from which institution
two of his daughter < graduate.
i'.i hop W. A. Guerry, of the Episco
pal Diocese of South Carolina, is pay
ing his first visit to Laurcns, bavin/
arrived in the city yesterday afternoon.
Last nighl the Bishop preached at Hie
( hurch of the Epiphany. Today he
goes to ('linton.
Dr. II. A. Mcl.eod has been selected '
by the directors of the Laurcns 'irusi j
company to manage tho rent estate do- j
parlment and he has accepted the posi
tion, beginning his new duties next
CHILDREN'S DAY OBSERVED.
I iflccn Hundred People Attend Annual
Celebration at New Prospect.
'! iie twenty-third annual celebration
of Children's Day took place at Now
Prospect church Saturday, with fully
I olio people in attendance. The oxer-J
i e were opened with a brief tail; by
('apt. John Moore, who has been Riper- '
intendent of the Sunday school for
many years. This was followed by in
tcrcstiug exorcises by the children, un
der Hid direction of Mrs. P. II. Martin,
whose mother, Mrs. Kate Cunningham,
of .maimed memory, was tho originator
ot' i Itis b< aUtiftll CUSluin t ho annual ob
servance of Children's Hay.
'I he address of the occasion wa I made
by Hon. I.'. A. < !oopOl.
Rock Bridge School.
The closing of Pock Bridge School in
Hunter 1 oWnship, taught by Miss Mar
? ne Hcaley, was celebrated la .1
Friday evening, May 22nd, with an ice
cream supper at the school building,
beginning at ?> p. ni.
I< cream was served to pupils, pa
tron and friends, after winch all as
sembled in the school building and lis
tened to a very interesting address by
County Supt. <>f Education B.W. Na h.
Mr. Ceo. M. Davis, member of board
of trustees, noted as chairman.
The occasion was a very pleasant one
and will long he remembered by ail
Medical Soclctj Meeting
The regular monthly mooting of the
County Medical association was held at
Hotel Gray Monday. Dr. B. E. Hughes
read a mo.-t interesting paper on tie'
subject of "Ordinary Nasal Catarrh,"
the same being generally discussed by
the members present. Dr. Bailey of
( linton made a report of the recent
meeting of the State Association, held
nt Anderson? On motion tho Society
decided to change its meetings from
bi-monthly lO monthly, and the next
meeting will be holdotl the fourth Mon
day in June. At this meeting Dr.
Bailey was reo nested to present a paper
on "Summer Disease.; of Children."
SPOKE IN BEHALF
Stale SocTv Anti-Saloon
League Vigils < Union.
AX EPISCOPAL MISSION
Port y? Fourth Anniversar) of Dr. Jacobs'
Pastorate in be Observed Sunday.
Schools !o Close.
Clinl?n, May :'*>. Tin! Ue\ -I. L.
llnrloy, of Greenville, Stale Secretary
of the Anti-Saloon League of America,
s)>oko here in behalf of temperance
three limes Sunday; in tho morning at
the Methodist church, m the afternoon
at the Itaplist, and in the evening at
the Presbyterian. He made a sinking
presentation of his subject and obtained
a very eredilabh linancial support for
Next Sabbath will be the forty- fourth
anniversary of Dr. Jacobs' pastorate of
the Presbyterian church and he will
preach a special Kormoll appropriate
to tlx- occasion.
The llighl it< v. \\. A. < lib hy, ItishOp
of South Carolina, will he iii Clinton
tomorrow Lo establish tut ICpiscopal
mission here, lie will preach in the
Associate Reformed Presbyterian
church III II o'clock, and a large au
dionee will (nubile hear him. Tills
mission wi ; ft med h) tiki Itev. W. 10.
Calleuder ol i.aunn. aild w ill 1)0 under
(in Thursdti. aiid Kridi . ? \ ? nhig. llio
closing exercises oft I.:rnded school
will he held in the Carolina ('Impel at
the Orphanage. The Iriii fees have not
yet elected learhei i for ue\t year, or a
superintendent Ins ucc< ed Mr. J. Groves
Colbert, who has tendered hi. rosigna
PRETTY MARRIACil: AI liRAV COURT.
Aliss Hcssic Check ami Mr. I.tllluir Willis
the Conlr;:r liir Parlies.
Cray Court, May ::? H h, A very pret
ty wedding was solcuttii/cd 111 Thurs
day afternoon at the hoiriu of Mr. and
Mrs. W. It. Cheek when their daughter
Miss llosslo Check became tho bride of
Mr. I.utin i- It. Willis, a young fanner
of this section. The ceremony which
was preformed by tili' ItC'V; IL M. Du
hose of the Method! t-'i 'liurel . wn i wil
nessed by Llui htonibc of the inunedi
alo families, Kol low i up the ceremony
SUmpteoiis wedding dijini t\ 'I he youhg
couple have besl Wish" loi'i in y friends
for success am
Mr. John .;?
pon ible i?> ii'
nient of t he I.
appoint) d ug< '
otlice I'ol < e fi
Song lly t
Mrs. M. K.
Mrs. T. Itl .
ror; Mr . It,
First meet :
Itemaindev ? i
A la!?;?.. ,-o
seemed ro ei
program .-. ? i ?
"The Silk glC
"The Duie.l Can ,iv."
"The Spullinfr Sk ..
Music was. fovm. v-1 bj Mcr/fta wiring
hand and. ShUoh School Improvement
Association served ice civ atn and cake.
I4t0 day was .'vp ideal 0 i - and a large
crowd Wftfl present. A neat sum was.
realized for making Improvements,