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VOLUME XXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1908. NUMBER 44
DR. S. A. KNAPP TO
SPEAK IN LAURENS
Farmers' Instilute Will
Hold Session Here.
Clcmson Professors and Other Speakers
of Note Will Address Farmers
of Laurcns County.
The Farmers' Institute will hold a
session in Laurens at some time during
the summer, as will be seen from the
letters below. As stated, there will be
fewer cities visited this year than last
and Laurens is among the iavored.
The nature and good of these Institutes
are well known to our people and no
doubt there will be vast crowds in at
tendance. The special feature of the
meetings this year will be lectures by
Drs. Knapp aud Spillman, who are
among the foremost speakers in the
South on subjects pertaining to farm
work and management. The exhibit
cars will be here also and very interest
ing demonstration work will be done.
The exact date has not been fixed,
but will be announced later.
Following is the correspondence:
Clcmson College, S. C,
May 28, 1908.
President Chamber of Commerce,
Laurens, S. C.
Dear, Sir: At a recent meeting of our
Fanners' Institute Committee of the
Hoard of Trustees they decided to hold
only a few Farmers' Institutes this
summer and these at cities located in
thickly populated regions. Your city
has been selected as one of these places,
the committee have engaged a number
of prominent men of national reputa
tion to address these meetings. Dr. S.
\. Knapp, Dr. Spillman and other
prominent men have agreed to attend
these meetings. I have been directed
by this committee to write to your
honorable body informing you of their
action and soliciting your co-operation
in advertising these meetings and mak
ing them a success. Before making
out the itinerary it will be necessary
for me to hear from you knowing
whether or not your organization will
co-operate with the college in this work.
Hoping to get an early reply I am,
J. N. HARPER,
Laurens, S. ('., June 1st,. 1908.
J. N. Harper, Director,
Clcmson College, S. C.
Dear Sir; Replying to your letter of
May 28th regarding an Institute for
Laurens this summer beg to say that
the Chamber of Commerce will render
you all the assistance m our power to
make the meeting a success. I am to
day informing the county papers of
your intended coming and they will
gladly give the matter their endorse
ment. Will thank you to advise us of
date as soon as same can be fixed.
11. K. AI KEN, Pres.
nicction of Teachers.
The board of trustees have elected
tin teachers of the Laurens city schools
for another year as follows: High school
department, Miss Bessie Peatross, prin
cipal; Miss Janie Colvin, Miss Laura
Grade department, Miss Bessie Byrd,
Miss Dorcas Calmes, Miss Emily Meng,
?of Laurens; Miss Bessie Barnett, Bam
?I . Miss Mamie Connor, Branchville;
Miss Ella Roland, Leesville; Miss Julia
Webber, Joncsville; M'ss Bessie Ken
Mill School, Miss Mary Simpson,
principal; Misses Irene Ray and Lila
A Card of Thanks.
Please allow us space in your paper
In thank our many good neighbors and
friends for their kindness shown us
during the illness and death of our little
MR. AND MRS. M. L. CHEEK.
Notice of Citizens' Meeting.
The Board of Trustees of the School
District of the town of Laurens do
hereby call a meeting in the court house
al in o'clock a. m. Tuesday, June 28d,
11)08, ot all those citizens who return
real and personal property in said
School District, for the purpose of levy
ing a tax on all such real and personal
property to maintain the city school
during the scholastic year of 1908-1909.
By order of Board of Trustees.
C. II. ROPER,
44-?t Secretary of the Board.
The Laurens County Farmers' Union
will meo?f in the court house Friday,
June 5th, at II o'clock a. m. It is
oarnostly desired that all locals send a
full delegation a* rafters of impor
tance w ill come up.
C. R. WALLACE, Pres.
VV. VV. BALDWIN, Sec.
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. |
FOR SALE- Three good cow,i fresh
in milk for sale at a bargain. Ceo. T.
Little, CrayCourt, S. 0., R. P. D. No. It.
FOR RENT-At Ware Shoals, S. C,
-a p;ood store house, 25x70 feet, well
adapted for general mercantile business
and a fine stand for trade. Apply with
references to J. C. Cork, Rock Hill,
.S. 0. 44-4t
CONVENES JUNE 15
Term Lasts a Week and Will be Held by
Judge Klugh-d.ist of
The next, term of General Sessions
Court for Laurens county will be con
vened on Monday, June 15. Tho term
will last only a week and will be held
by Judge KlUgh, oi" Abbeville.
The jury commissioners have drawn
the jurymen for the session as follows:
Dials Township W. H. Baldwin,
Paul Babb, S. W. Meeks, L. E. Hen
derson, It. M. Babb, W. 1.. Chastine.
Youngs 11. 1'. Burdette, W. E.
Bo. o, 10. 10. Guinn, c. I,. waldrop.
J cks Joe R. Adair.
Hunter- M. W. Milam, W. I., 'league,
John M. Finney, 10. Lee Pitts, J. P.
Cross Hill-A. F. Coleman, W. T.
Spearman, J. I,. Fellers, 11. L. Mc
Waterloo John F. Knight, J. C.
McDaniel, F. B. Boland, J. N. Jones,
Sr., Moses Madden, J. 10. Martin.
Sullivan?L. C. Abercrombie, J. F.
Davis, J. W. Bagwell, I.. S. Abercrom
Laurens?W. 1?. Motte, J. T. Garrett,
L. S. Taylor, J. L. McClintoek, F. II.
Burton, Eugene Yeargin.
Rev. J. M. Shell Paralyzed.
Reverend J. Melvin Shell, of this city,
suffered a severe stroke of paralysis in
his left side last Friday night. He was
attending the Baptist union meeting at
Beulah church near Fountain Inn and
was the guest of a Mr. Rogers at tho
time of the stroke. On Saturday morn
ing Mr. Shell was brought to his home
here and while his condition is still very
serious the suffering has been some
what alleviated and it is hoped that he
will speedily recover.
The news of Mr. Shell's illness will
be received with much regret all over
the county, for there is no man more
widely known or more universally liked
than this man of Cod. For years he
has traversed the county in the per
formance of his chosen work and every
where has left his impression and en
gendered a genuine love in the hearts
of the people. Numberless inquiries
have been made since Mr. Shell's ill
ness regarding his condition and it is
the sincere wish of all that he will soon
be well again.
Over a Billion Dollars in Appropriations.
The Sixtieth Congress has been a
record breaker in so far as appropria
tions are concerned. For the next fiscal
year the amount in grand total is
$1,008,804.891. The country will face
a deficit of more than 850 millions. The
figures below are of interest:
Government's revenue. . . .:? 878,123,011
Total appropriated. 1,008,804,894
Appropriations asked. 1,079,440,288
Excess asked over last
Excess granted. 150,000,000
Excess over estimated in
come . 01,000,000
A comparison of expenses under the
Roosevelt administration with that of
Cleveland shows up decidedly in favor
of the Democratic president.
Under Cleveland, the per capita ap
propriation for the army for four years
was $1.35; for the navy, $1.54; fortifi
cations, 20 cents. The average per
capita for three years, $3.90.
under Roosevelt, for his second ad
ministration, for the army, for the four
year period, they are $3.66, more than
two and a half times the amount under
Cleveland; for the navy, $4.91, more
than three times as much; for fortifica
tions, 42 cents, more than f>o per cent,
increase. The average per capita cost
for the 3 under Roosevelt is Xs.00, (wo
and one-fourth times as great as under
Noted Singer Next Sunday
Mrs. DevoreuxTumor, formerly Mrs.
Dorlon Lowe, Solo Contralto of Church
of the Pilgrims, South Congregational
Church and Plymouth Church Brooklyn,
N. Y., will sing morning and evening at.
the First M. 10. Church on Sunday,
June 7th. Mrs. Tin ner was for many
years the highest salaried choir con
tralto in Brooklyn, and is endorsed by
Rev. Albert J. ),yman, Lyman Abbot,
Gen'l. Stewart L. Woodford, Mrs.
Joseph F Knapp and many other promi
nent people in professional and social
circles. She is at present the Musical
Directress of the hirst Presbyterian
church of Creenville, S. C, and is
favorably known in that city as an ar
tist of merit and a teacherol high class
and common sense vocal methods.
Mr. .1. I. Freeman Dead.
News was received here yesterday
morning of the death on Monday of
Mr. J. I. Freeman, who lived near Mc
Daniel's mill, about eight miles from
the city. The burial was Tuesday after
noon. Mr. Freeman was about 38
years of age and had come to Laurens
county from Abbeville some years ago
to engage in farming.
Prof. Elmer E. Putnam, of Virginia
Institute, Bristol, Va., has returned to
htH home at Harksdale.
The revival services at the First Bap
tist church are in progress. Rev. R. 10.
Neighbour, of Salisbury, is preaching
at both afternoon and evening services.
Prof. A. I. Ruby, also of Salisbury, is
directing the singing.
You can't, lull a woman's ago after
she takes Hollistcr'? Rocky Mountain
Tea. Her complexion is fine. She is
round, plump and handsome; in fact,
she is young again. 35 cents, Tea or
Tablets. Palmetto Drug Co.
PAYMASTER SAMUEL McQOWAN.
Laurens County Man Is Appointed Pay
master in South Atlantic Fleet.
News that will interest the people of
this city and county is contained in a
Washington dispatch which states that
Mr. Samuel McGowan haa received
orders to go to San Francisco and join
the great American fleet there, taking
up his duties as paymaster. Mr. Mc
Gowan was born and reared in the city
of Laurens, his father being Mr. Homer
Miss Mary Todd is visiting Miss Caro
line Vance in Columbia.
Mr. D. A. Davis was a visitor to
Prof. It. A. Dobson is confined to his
home this week on account of illness.
Mr. E. E. Pitts, of Princeton, was inj
tho city Thursday.
Mr. F. B. Martin, of Gray Court sec
tion, was in town Friday.
Mr. J. G. Wham, of the county, was
in the city Friday.
Mr. J. H. Cunningham, of Lanford
Station was here Friday.
Mrs. W. D. Ferguson returned Mon
day from a visit to friends in Sumter.
Mrs. J. A. Copeland and Master Mon
tague are visiting in Greenville.
Mrs. William Vance has returned to
Clinton after a visit to Mrs. G. C.
Prof. Robert Adams, Jr., of Rome,
Ga., is visiting friends and relatives in
Messrs. L. E. and T. L. Henderson,
of Fountain Inn, were in Laurens on
Mr. S. J. Davis, one of Laurens'
adopted sons and a mighty good farmer
he is too, was in the city Monday.
Solicitor R. A. Cooper left Sunday
afternoon for Abbeville where court
convened Monday morning.
Mr. D. B. Roper, a prominent mer
chant of Fountain Inn, was in Laurens
the past week.
Miss Mayme Ferguson, who has been
visiting relatives in Columbia, is again
at home, having returned Monday.
Miss 11 at tic Roland, who has been
teaching in Aikcn, has returned to her
home for the summer vacation.
Mr. Samuel Fleming is at home from
Davidson college to spend the vacation
Mr. J. Rutlege McGhee, of Green
ville, was in the city for a while Satur
Mr. W. L. Taylor and little daughter,
Mary, visited the former's parents at
Princeton Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Chas. W. Simpson, of Princeton,
attended the R. F. D. meeting here last
Mr. Earle Mills, son of Mr. John D.
Mills, is at home from Davidson College
for the summer vacation.
Misses Mary Bell and Minnie Babb
have returned from a visit to Babb*
Mrs. Martin Teague, of Mountville,
was the guest of her son, Dr. J. II.
Teague, a few days last week.
Mrs. M. J. Blackwell has returned to
the home of her son Mr. L. B. Black
well after a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
A. T. Willis in Union.
Mr. John M. Cannon left Saturday
for a visit to his home in the upper sec
tion of the county, whence lie went
Monday to Columbia for the supreme
Round trip rates on the special trains
to the Confederate Re-union at Birming
ham, Ala., on June 9th, have been an
nounced. From Greenville the fare will
be *<;.Kr>: from Clinton $7.00.
Mr. L. A. Trippe left last week for
Concord, N. C., tor a piece of work in
mill machinery construction and will be
away from the city for some time.
Miss Blanche Clardy, of Greenwood,
visited her relatives here on Saturday
and Sunday. Miss Clardy is stenogra
pher for the law firm of Grier & Parks.
Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Humphries went
to Greenville Saturday morning with
their son, B. K., Jr., who was Buffer
ing with a throat trouble, and had Dr.
Jervey perform an operation. The
young man is steadily improving.
Mr. and Mrs. John Y. Garlington left
yesterday for Columbia, their future
home. Mr. Garlington's father will
continue to occupy the Garlington resi
dence on North rfarper street.
Mrs. W. II. Gilkerson and daughter,
Miss Annie, went to Greenwood Tues
day morning to attend the McGhee
Mrs. C. II. Hicks and sister, Miss
Jessie Trotter, left Monday for a short
visit to Charleston. Miss Trotter, who
will be the guest of Mrs. Hicks for
some time during the summer, is from
Sevierville, N. C.
Dr. W. IL Dial left Monday for Co
lumbia to attend the closing exercises
of the Columbia Female College. Miss
I.alia Mae Dial, daughter of Dr. Dial,
is among the graduates who received
diplomas last night.
Sunt R. W. Nash and Prof. R. A.
Dobson, of the Laurens City SchoojB,
attended commencement CKoroises of
Clinton Graded Schools last Friday
night. Prof. Dobson was chosen as one
of the judges in awarding a medal to
successful contestant in oratory.
OF INTEREST TO PARMERS.
Interesting Statements Made at Recent
When the cotton seed oil manufact
urers met in Louisville, Ky., last week
they heard many good speeches from
men of experience on the use of cotton
seed hulls and meal for feeding. Pad
were given by such men as Judge
Henry Hammond, of Augusta, by Mr.
L.C.H.Estes, of Texas, (better known
as the "Red Neck" farmer from Texas)
and others. These facts are of general
interest to every farmer in South Car
olina. The speeches stated thai the
time has come now when the fanners
should pay less for their feed stuffs and
raise more cattle, more milch cows,
more farm slock, l'.y careful feeding
with cotton seed product.-, this can be
done with success. Any of the experi
ment stations will furnish the proper
proportion of feeds if the farmers will
write for them. The ( lemson station
is always anxious to help in this line.
Judge Hammond said:
"With the Southern farmer i; is
corn! corn! corn! Whether it is hi own
nubbins that give out about the i t of
December, or the dam]), soli, black
hearted stuff he buys from the W<
80 cents to a $1.20 a bushel (iusl now
an even dollar), it makes 1:0 difference.
'Corn's corn,' to him. lie acknowl
edges the corn whether it's his own or
somebody's else whether it's good or
bad. Corn's all right, all right, but
then it ain't the whole cheese.' I think
it is about a quarter of tho cheese
when it comes to a well balanced work
stock ration. I am not taking a sbof
at corn, the world's greatest cereal; I
love it, to eat it, to feed it. I am only
demanding for cotton sod meal that
constitutional right accorded every
citizen, a fair trial and an honest
"Lamborne bases the statement upon
I many of the actual feeding test, made
throughout the entire country that:
'One pound of cotton seed meal equals
one and three-quarter pounds of corn
or corn meal.' As one pound of meal
is equal to 1 3-4 pounds of coi n, a ion,
or 2,000 pounds of meal is equal to
3,500 pounds of corn. Hence, when
corp is worth 50 cents a bushel, ;'.,5(I0
pounds of corn, or its equivalent, a ton
of meal, would be worth $31.25; when
corn is worth 00 cents a. bushel, a ton
of meal would be worth $37.50; when it
is 70 cents a bushel, a ton of meal
would be worth S 1^.7."-? when it is worth
HO cents a bushel, a ton of meal would
be worth $50; when it is worth Ou cents
a bushel, a ton of meal would be worth
$50.25, and when it is ?1 a bushel, a ton
of meal would be worth $02.50.
"I regret that cotton seed meal is
today selling at my home, Augusta,
Ga., for only about $23 a ton. 1 regret
even more deeply that corn, mean
Western corn, is being retailed there
for $1 a bushel. These prices are sadly
out of whack. It is your concern loset
them right." The Stale.
Clinton, June 2.?Tomorrow evening
at 8.30 o'clock in the Presbyterian
church Miss Ina Vance ami Mr. (luv
Pitts will be united in marriage by the
Rev. Dr. Jacobs. This w edding will be
one of the most brilliant overseen here
and as several hundred invitations wert;
issued the church will doubtless be
crowded. A color scheme of pink and
white will be carried oul m 1 effec
tively in the bridesmaid ;' co tum s and
the flowers Used. Miss Elizabeth lleanl
will preside at the organ. Preceding
the ceremony Mrs. E. W. Ferguson
will sing "Oh Promise "de." The
bridal choru:. from Lohengrin will her
ald the entrance of the bridal party.
Those singing in this choru.. will bo
Mrs. Chancy Stone, Mr. and Mrs, J. F.
Jacobs, Mrs. E. W. Ferguson, Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Robertson, Mrs. \V. lb
Owens, Mrs. W. J. Bailey, Misses
(Mara Duckett, Sarah Copeland, Minnie
Little, and Messrs. A. E. Spencer, J.
D. Jacobs, J. I. Copoland, Sain Fulton
and J. W. Ligon. The bride wiil en1 .
on the arm of her brother. Mr. Robert
Vance. Mr. George Pitts, of Laurens,
brother of the groom, will be best man.
Other members of the parly will be
Misses Aurelia Vance, have Pitts. Lidin
Bond, of Baltimore, and AI Lenke,
Mrs. G. C. Albright, of Laurens, Mrs.
J. R. Copeland, and Messrs. F.. i>.
Stone, Clark Johnson. Sidney Dcnson,
and R. C. Phllson, of Abbeville. The
ushers will be Messrs. Chancy Stone,
T. I). Copeland, J. It. Copoland and \\.
Following the ceremony an elegant
reception will he given at the homo of
Dr. and Mrs. J. It. Copeland.
The medicine that sets the whole world
The remedy on w hich all doc tors agree,
The prescription all your friends are
Hollister's Rock/ Mountain Tea.
Palmetto I >rug Co.
Mr. Orrle Moore has been in a dan
gerous condition for the past week
caused by blood poison resulting from a
little bruise on one of bis lingers.
While he is by no means out of danger,
his condition is much better. Mr.
Moore has charge of tlx? horses at the
Plenty of Trouble
is caused by Stagnation of tho liver and
bowels. To get rid of it and headache
and biliousness and the poison that
I brings jaundico take Dr. King's New
Life Pills, the reliable purifiers that d<>
I the work without grinding or grip ng.
25c. at Laurens Drug Co.'a and Pal
metto Drug Co.'a drug stores.
How about a Refrigerator, Ice Cream
Freezer and Water Cooler? If you have
not bought yot, he sure to see our line.
S. M. & E. If. Wilkoa & Co.
County Association Elects Officers for
Another Year and Names Delegate
to the State Convention.
The annual meeting of the Laurens
County Rural Letter Carriers' Associa
tion was held in the court house last
Saturday morning. The chief business
before the Association was the election
of officers for another year and the
selection of a representative to the
State Convention of Rural Letter Car
riers which will be held in the city of
Aiken July 3 and 4.
Mr. Allen D. Barksdale was re-elect
ed president, Mr. G. C. Abercrombie,
vice-president, Mr. S. Boyd Sexton,
secretary-treasurer. For delegate to
the State Association Mr. William L.
Taylor was chosen, with Mr. Arch C.
Owings as alternate. Mr. S. G. Mc
Danicl, the retiring State president
and Mr. J. E. Johnson, State treasurer,
will attend the Aiken meeting.
In Saturday's meeting the subject of
?rood roads was informally discussed
and at its next meeting, the first Mon
day in September, the Association will
probably take up this subject with the
view of making it a live issue in
Crop Conditions at Rabun.
Rabun, June L? The crops are grow
ing nicely now since the recent rains.
Though cotton is somewhat small for
the time of year it has a healthy green
look and is growing fast.
A tine rain fell in this vicinity last
Friday, which was very much needed.
In some sections of the community
hail is reported to have fallen with the
rains on both Thursday and Friday af
The regular third Sunday afternoon
services were conducted by Rev. Mr.
Thayer, of Laurens, in the absence of
.Mr. Watson. Quite a large congrega
tion was present to hear this man of
(ioil as he told the old, old story of
Jesus and His love.
The fruit crop is very abundant and
some of the peaches and apples are
ripening now. The blackberry crop is
also very good in this section.
Quite a large crowd went from this
section to the union meeting at Beulah.
Mr. .lohn Mahon, of this section, has
just harvested a most abundant crop of
oats, the finest that your correspondent
has seen this season.
Messrs. Downs, Stewart and Laurens
Mahon have the prettiest cotton grow
ing in this neighborhood at. present.
The little baby of Mr. Lern Hcllams
was laid to rest at Rabun Sunday after
noon at 1 o'clock. The services were
conducted by Mr. John II. W?lfl', who
made quite a touching address from
the words, "Except ye become as little
children ye cannot enter the kingdom of ,
Cod," and "For I say unto you that
their angels do always behold the face
of my Father which is in heaven." The
sympathy of the community is with the
The Sunday school at Rabun is stead
ily growing of late and the time, it is
hoped, will soon conn* when the entire
community will join this work.
Farmers are now breaking up their
stubble land to sow peasand plant corn.
Most all the farmers in this section are
using cultivators this time with which
most all seem to be greatly pleased.
Rock School Celebrates Close.
Rock School, two miles below Mount
ville, hold their annual picnic last. Fri
day, May 29th, celebrating close of this
session taught by Miss Sara Becks, of
Cross Hill. Superintendent of Educa
tion R. W. Nash was master of core
monies and following was the program:
Prayer By Rev. .1. R. Hoot on.
Welcome Address Fred Bryson.
Dialogue "The Babbtown School."
Recitation, "The Wishes" By five
girls and I bovs.
Recitation ' By Dallas Watts.
Valedictory By Willie Jones.
Delivering of prize to Ploride Griflln
by Hon. John M. Cannon.
Address ?Hon. John M. Cannon, of
Address Sunt. R. W. Nash.
Dinner was then announced and the
entire crowd present assembled in a
grove near the spring, where a sumpt
uous feast, prepared by the ladies of
the community, was enjoyed for an
hour or more.
At '1 o'clock the crowd assembled un
der tho arbor and listened to addresses
made by Revs. S. R. Brock and C. L.
Fowler, of Clinton, S. C.
Sweol music was dispens- through
out day by Messrs. Hugh l'mson and
A match game of base ball was
played in the afternoon between Cross
Hill and Mountville teams.
The day was an ideal one and very
pleasantly spent by all present. Pupils
acquitted themselves well, showing that
tllOJ had made full preparation. School
has had a successful year under Miss !
Becks, and she has been olVered the
scheel another session but has not yet
A Twcnly-Ycor Sentence.
"I have just completed a twenty year
health sentence, imposed by Bucklcn's
Arnica Salve, which cured me of bleed*
ing piles just twenty years aeo," writes
0. S. Woolever, of* LePnysviUe, N. Y.
Buck Ion'fl Arnica Salve heals the worst
Soros, boils, burns, wounds and cuts in
tin? shortest lime. 26c. at Laurens
Drug Co.'a and Palmetto Drug Co.'s
You will find here extra Fruit Jar
Tops and rubbers.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
BEGINS JUNE I2TH
Thorn w et 1 0 v ]> Ii a u a g e
Lud of tlic Thirty-third Year of the
Presbyterian Orphan Home
Clinton, May 29.- Tho Thornwoll Or
phanage is getting ready for it.-, annual
commencement occasion. In this insti
tution there are three literary schools
and these three schools have each a
separate building. The lowest school is
the "Children's Gist Academy." In
this school, under the principalship of
Miss Ella Neil, there are three teachers
and live grades taught. This is the
primary school. In the ".Mary Jacobs
School" there are four grades taught,
with a fifth to be added during the com
ing season, making ten grades below
the collegiate. There are also three
teachers in this department, with Mrs.
J. Q. Holten, of Yadkinsville, N. C., as
principal. The Thornwoll College for
Orphans occupies the McCall building.
Five instructors are engaged in this de
partment. Miss Fronge Kennedy is the
experienced presiding principal of the
school. This department prepares the
young ladies for the degree of licentiate
of instruction. Fivo young ladies who
graduate this year will undertake
teaching as their vocation in life. Let
ters asking for their services may be
addressed to Miss Kennedy or to Dr.
The commencement exercises will be
gin with a competitive declamation on
Friday, June 12th. The baccalaureate
sermon will be preached by Dr. James
Y. Fair, of Savannah, on the 11th of
June. The William Plumer Jacobs Lit
erary Society gives a public entertain
ment on Monday evening. On Tuesday
at 3:30 p. m. the board of trustees
meet. This board is composed of rep
resentatives from the various synods.
Tho representatives are as follows:
From South Carolina, the lion. A. T.
Smythe, Charleston;Mr. John McSween,
Timmonsvillo; Governor Martin F.
Ansel, Columbia; Mr. Amos H. Morse,
Abbeville; tho Rev. Samuel M. Smith,
D. D., Columbia; the Rev. 11. A. Knox,
Mayesville; from Ceorgia, the Rev.
Richard 0. Flynn, D. D., Atlanta; tho
Rev R. F. Douglas, Macon; Mr. John
J. ESagan, Macon; Mr.Robert McMillan,
Clarksville, Ca.; Mr. J. I.. Flcmming,
Augusta; from Florida, the Rev. W. P..
Y. Wilkio, Duncdin; the Rev. Paul F.
Brown, Jacksonville; the lion. T. M.
Tho Rev. Dr. James 11. Thornwcll
was for fifteen years a member of the
board. His death is very severely felt,
by the Orphanage family and he will be
sorely misScd at our approaching com
mencement. On Tuesday evening, in
connection with the exercise.; of the
various members of the graduating
class, Prof. James 11. Thornwoll, of
Winnsboro, (thothird to bear that hon
ored name,) will deliver the annual
On Wednesday morning there Will be
an exhibition of the Technical School
work, the Alumni Society will hold its.
meeting, and that evening tho schools
will give their annual exhibition, Tho
pupils are ad looking forward to the
coming of many friends on this occa
sion, especially the trustee- aril former
pupils. The occasion is alwaj ; one of
deep interest to the community and the
chapel of the institution, where the ex
ercises are held, although .eating p.
thousand persons, will be taxed to its
This commencement will i\ose the
thirty-third year of school work in tho
When Liquor (iocs Out Crime (iocs
The official reports of the polic e court
of Atlanta for the first four months of
1908 have been furnished us, which
when compared with tho report of the
first four months cd' 1907, when the sa ?
loons were unhindered in that city, fur
nish an unanswerable argument, for the
prohibition of the sale of intoxicants
as a beverage. This report shows that
in the first four month, "i 1907 there
were 6,050 arrests by the police; in tho
first four month- of i008 Ha re were
3,105 arrests, a decrease of _',!!}), or
not quite 5<> per cent. Tili, s ame re
port shows that in those months in 1907
there were 1,955 arre sts for drunken
ness; in these months in 1908 there
were 471 arrests for drunkenness, a de
crease of 1,359, or nearly 75 per cent.
This means thai loss liquor is drunk,
the sophistries and falsehoods of tho
liquor advocates notwithstanding, It.
also moans thai there j-; an immense
saving in the COSt of the aiTOSt, prose
cution and punishment of crime caused
by liquor. Christian Observer May '20.
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