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VOLUME XXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 1908. NUMBER 17
COMMENCEMENTS
OVER AT CLINTON
The Last Being That of
Thornwell Orphanage.
SERMON BY DR. FAIR.
Literary Address by Prof. Thornwell?Im?
pressivc Unveiling Ceremonies
Alumni Hold Rc-nnion.
Clinton, June 2X1. ?The last commence
ment, that of the Thornwell Orphanage
schools, began last Sunday and lasted
through Wednesday night. To be more
exact the first exercise, a debaters'con
test, participated in by six young men,
was held Friday evening. This contest
was very creditable to the institution.
On Sunday morning the Rev. Jas. Y.
Fair, D. IX, of the Independent Pres
byterian church, Savannah, Georgia,
preached a very impressive sermon on
the text, "What is life?" For an hour,
while the elements raged outside, he
held the close attention of an audience
of about twelve hundred people.
On Monday evening the William I'.
Jacobs Literary Society gave an enter
tainment which was highly commended
by the public. This entertainment bad
a varied program, including a farce,
several readings and musical selections
and tableaus.
On Tuesday evening the regular com
mencement exercises were held. The
literary address to the graduates was
delivered by Prof. .James II. Thornwell,
<>f Winnsboro, and was of a very prac
^> tical nature. Iiis general subject was,
"How to Use Life," and the special
lesson he impressed on the class was
found, he said, in a quotation, "Genius
is the faculty Of doing common things
uncommonly well.M There were seven
graduates: Misses Alice Dunn, of Jack
sonville, Fla.; Dora Holland, of Clinton;
Ella Harper, of Laurens; Nan Leonard!,
of Tampa, Fla.; Ella B. Satterwhite,
of Laurens, and Messrs. C. Eugene
Vordery, of Charleston, and J. Jackson
Harper, of Wesson, Miss. Three of
these graduates delivered addresses:
Mr. .). .1. Harper, on "The Menace to
Our Country of the Growing Greed for
(Jain;" Mr. C. E. Verdery, on "The
Negro Versus the Immigrant;" Miss
Ella Harper, on "How Long We Live
Not Years but Actions Tell." These
speeches were all well received. Miss
Harper was also valedictorian and her
words of farewell were very appropri
ate. Seldom indeed is a valedictory so
feeling and so affectionate as was her's
while remaining in perfect taste.
Dr. Jacobs delivered the diplomas
with his final words of commendation
and counsel. The Hon. J. J. McSwain
then delivered to the graduates each a
beautiful copy of the Bible, the insti
tution's final gift to its pupils.
Most solemn and impressive were the
ceremonies connected with the unveil
ing of a memorial tablet to the first
Dr. J. II. Thornwell, after whom the
institution was named, and the unveil
ing of a portrait of his distinguished
son who passed from the earth last De
cember. Two of the orphan boys drew
away the curtain from the tablet reveal
ing it to the audience. The orphanage
choir then stood beneath it and sang a
hymn. Dr. Jacobs rehearsed briefly
his connection with Dr. Thornwell while
a student in Columbia Theological Sem
inary and passed from his account of
the father to an account of the support
of Hie orphanage by the second Dr.
Thornwell, who had been a member of
its Hoard of Trustees up to the time of
his death. He then drew away the veil
from a portrait of Dr. Thornwell on the
platform and introduced to the audience
the Rev. Mr. Knox, of Mayesville, who
had been appointed by the Hoard to
pronounce a memorial of Dr. Thornwell
on this occasion. Mr. Knox spoke in
beautiful language- of tho work of Dr.
Thornwell as a pastor, a philanthropist
and a man. Following this eloquent
tribute the audience was dismissed af
ter a prayer by the Rev. C. Lewis Fow
ler.
An interesting feature of the week
was the alumni re-union on Thursday
evening at the Home of Peace. There
were about twenty of the old students
present, among them two ladies who
were in the fii\;tJfgroup of children ad
mitted to the orphanage.
On Friday many of the alumni and
their friends went on a picnic to River
side cottage on the Knoree river.
Altogether this has been one of the
happiest, most, successful commence
ment occasions in the history of the in
stitution.
CLINTON BAPTISTS
ENJOY A REVIVAL. I
Next Session of Graded School Has
Bright Prospects?Mad Dog
Scare Revived.
Clinton, .'une 23. The Baptists of
this place are enjoying a series of ex
cellent sermons preached by the Kov.
C. A. Waters, of Manning, S. C.
Large crowds are attending these ser
vices, which, are held twice daily, at 11
in the morning and 8 in the evening.
The Presbyterians worshipped Sun
day in the Carolina Memorial chapel
owing to the installation of a system of
electric lights in their church building.
They have given a contract for two
hundred lights and it is not probable'
that the church will bo ready for use
next Sunday.
Mr. E. H. Hall, the recently elected
superintendent of the graded school has
bought a lot on Cleveland avenue and
will begin to build a pretty home on it
in the near future.
The prospects for the graded school
for next year are quite bright. At a
recent meeting of the trustees Misses
Fllic Blythe, of Greenwood, and Laurie
Aull, of Clinton, were elected to till va
cancies in the corps of teachers.
The public hall of Dr. J. H. and Dr.
?). L. Young's new building, the Uto-1
pia, has lately been opened for amuse- ,
ment.
Clinton has just passed through an-1
other bad mad dog scare and Sunday
afternoon the air was made hideous by
the shots and yells of a number of peo
ple after a supposed mad dog. The dog
was not killed so far as has been
learned. Two cases of cats biting chil
dren have been reported. One child
bitten was the little son of Mr. Tom
Holland. He shot the cat and sent its
head to the Pasteur Institute once.
He was informed that the cat had
rabies and sent the child immediately
to Atlanta. The mother is with it. So
far no bad symptoms have manifested
themselves. The bite was indicted ten
days ago. There has been a wholesale
cat shooting since this frightful event.
LAUREN8 GRAMUElt OF
COMMERCE TO
MEET.
The annual meeting- of the I.aureus
Chamber of Commerce will bo held in
the court house tomorrow afternoon .
5 o'clock. President IL K. AiUen an
Secretary W. It. McCuen will bo read
to submit their reports for the year,
and altogether the meeting will be one I
of interest to all the members of the |
organization. Another matter will be
the election of offlcors for another year.
The meeting should be largely attended
and many new members added. Dr.
Aikcn will call the meeting to order
promptly at 5 o'clock Thursday after
noon.
CONTEMPT OF COURT CASE.
-
Judge Khigh Issues Rule Against Bruno
Hunter of the Cily.
In the case of Law rence Hunter, the
young white man tried at the recent
term of court charged with criminal as
sault, Judge Klugh Friday morning is
sued a rule against Bruno Hunter, the
Defendant's father, to show cause at
the next term of the criminal court
why he should not be attached for con
tempt of court.
The order was issued by the Court at
the instance of Solicitor Cooper upon
the affidavit of Mr. J. L. Mllam to the
effect that the Defendant, Bruno Hun
ter, had undertaken during the progress
of the Court to Intimidate Grace Harper,
colored, one of the Stale's witnesses in
the case of Lawrence Hunter.
Rains Damaged Street Work.
The terrific rain on Monday night
worked considerable damaged to tin
street paving work near and in front of
the new Enterprise Hank building. The
sand covering over the concrete founda
tion was soaked so thoroughly that it
was necessary on Tuesday to remove it
until normal conditions wore restored.
A small expanse <>f brick which had
been laid and upon which the cemont
had not been poured was worked out
of position Tho force of hands were
kept busy Tuesday repairing tho dam
ages.
Fine Pictures I oday.
This afternoon and evening, Man
ager Roman will show two excep
tionally lino pictures: "The I'retty
Flower Girl" and "The Fashionable
Hals." The first named being a beau
tiful hand-painted picture, and the sc-1
cond a very pleasing pictorial comment
on the present style In hats.
SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN
LAUNCHED AT SUMTER.
Seven Aspirants in the Field for the High Honor
Forceful and Resourceful Public Speakers All
Synopsis of Each Candidate's Platform.
Thursday morning in Sumter was
launched the Senatorial Campaign which
will be waged throughout the State dur
ing thcSummer and ending on August
22nd in St. Matthews. There arc seven
aspirants to the oflice held by Senator
A. C. Latimer up until the time of his
death and tilled out by Senator F. R.
Gary. They are:
John Gary Evans of Spartanburg,
George Johnstone of Newberry, 0. B.
Martin of Columbia, R. Ci. Rhett of
Charleston, E. D. Smith of Florence,
?lohn P. Grace of Charleston, W. W.
Lumpkin of Columbia.
The two last entries, Messrs Grace
and Lumpkin, came somewhat as a sur
prise, while the entry of Mayor R. G.
Rhett of Charleston coming directly
upon the heels of Mr Heyward's with
drawal excited a great deal of interest
and comment. Mr. Rhett has never
sought public honor outside of Charles
ton where he has been at the head of
unicipal affairs for two terms. Mr.
Lumpkin, it is recalled came out against
Senator Tillman two years ago but
withdrew before the election. Mr.
Grace is little known in this part of the
State, never having held public oflice
and and rarely mentioned in public, mat
ters until his recent election as an alter
nate to the Denver Democratic conven
tion. Messrs Evans, Johnstone, Smith,
and Martin need no introduction to our
rcudors since they have been identified
with the- public affairs of the State for
some years past.
Thus far the campaign has been com
paratively free from personal matters
and has been conducted on a high plane;
with the one exception made by Mr, O.
B. Martin, who had the bad taste and
poor judgment to introduce, implicdly,
the wife of Mr. Evans in his argument.
All the candidates seem bent upon at
tacking Mayor Rbelt's currency plat
form but thus far none of them seems
sufficiently capable of either interpret
'<? { the ideas set forth or offering any
jttcr plan, though they arc agreed
that that currency reform is much
needed. As a whole this set of candi
dates are just about about the best and
most fore ful speakers that have tour
ed the State In recent years. When
they come to Laurens it will be not
simply interesting but very instructive
for any man to hear them.
lathe following brief sketches and
plat forms, this paper is indebted to
both the News and Courier and the
State for quotations to which papers
due credit is given. For the cuts of all
the candidates both on this and follow
ing pages the Advertiser extends to the
News and Courier thus publicaly thanks
for their use.
HON. JOHN GARY EVANS
The first speaker at the opening meet
ing at Sumter last Thursday was Mr.
John Gary Evans of Spartanburg.
Concerning Mr. Evans, the News and
Courier says:
" lohn Gary Evans is perhaps t he best
known public man in the race. He has
been before the people and they know
his equipment and forcofulness. Mr.
Evans keeps pace with publice; issues
and is wonderfully well posted. He has
gone into this race to win, if the peo
ple want him, and he is going right af
ter the porsimmon."
Mr. F? vans' pricipal theme was the ne
cessity of tariff revision in the interest
of the South and especially the farmers
of the South, and this will doubtless be
his chief topic throughout the cam
paign, this having been his special study
during recent years.
MR. JOHN P. GRACE.
Mr. John P. (5race of Charleston was
not present at the Sumte* meeting, but
a letter from him was read.
Mr. Grace's platform, as printed
incorporates his belief in states' rights
as the surest bulwark of liberty; a
tariff for revenue only; election of U.
S. Senators by popular vote; river and
harbor improvement; strict regulation
of railroads; currency reform insuring
bank deposits; a strong standing army;
reformation of pension system; ex
tension of rural systems; and a govern
ment absorption of telegraph lines.
COP. GEORGE JOHNSTONE
Col. George Johnstono of Newberry
is the next seeker for senatorial honors.
Col. Johnstono is reputed one of the |
brainiest men in the State, a remark- j
ably successful lawyer, an eloquent
speaker, a thorough student of human
nature, and possessing unusual knowl
edge of law, politics, literature and
history. lie was a candidate six years
ago against Senator Palimer. After
some well received jokes before the
Sumter audience Col. Johnstono dis
cussed the issues of the campaign.
Prom the Columbia State's report is
taken the following, lie said:
"The momentous question of the day
is to carry the government back to the
rockbed of the constitution. It has
been so torn away from its foundations
that wo have nothing but a republic
with a centralized form of government.
" Two forces have been at war. One
for nullification; the other for segrega
tion. Both are useful but unless both
are equally protected there will result
in despotism and ultimately a monarchy
not in name, perhaps, but monarchical
in its principles."
Concerning the tarilF Col. Johnstono
said:
"Tariff is Indirect taxation. The
people are Willing tO be taxed properly
to support a government that is not ex
travagant. Suppose all Interests were
taxed exactly and proportionately.
That would be right, and one section
would not be taxed to support the oth
ers Coder our tariff system one pro
duct is taxed more than another, it is
taxed exorbitantly, and some others
are taxed not at all.''
(Continued on page eight.)
CRIMINAL COURT
ADJOURNED FRIDAY
Three Convicts Sent to the State Prison
Hunter Acts New Trial**Somc
Cases Continued.
Tho summer term of Goneral Sessions
Cour'.. was adjourned last Friday at
noon. The last case heard was that of
the State vs. P. M. Woodson, charged
with breach of trust with intent to de
fraud. The defendant was formerly
the agent of the Standard Oil Company
in charge of the local plant. An al
leged shortage of $355 was found in his
accounts and the bonding company
brought criminal action against the ac
cused. The case was called Th?r, day
afternoon. Friday morning on motion
of counsel for the defence the court di
rected a verdict of not guilty on the
ground that the corporate existence of
the Standard Oil Company to do busi
ness in South Carolina was not estab
lished. Messrs. T. C. Turner and \V.
C. Irby conducted the defense.
The rest of Friday morning was de
voted to hearing arguments of motions
for new trials in the cases of Lawrence
Hunter, the young white man convicted
of assault with criminal intent, and
Hen .Johnson, found guilty of house
breaking and larceny. Polh w> i t
granted new trials. Itichey & Riehcy
represented Hunter while Cannon ,V.
Blackwell conducted the Johnson ease.
Application for bond in tin- case of
Hunter was granted in the sum of
$1,000.
The trial of Albert Hoyd, colored,
charged with murder, the killing of
Sam Clcaton, also colored, engaged tho
court Wednesday, the case going to the
jury late in the afternoon. After de
liberating all night, a verdict of guilty
with a mercy recommendation was re
turned when court convened Thursday
morning. Hoyd received a lift- sen
tence, as did Henry Bcasly, colored,
who pleaded guilty to a murder indict
ment. Peasly shot and killed Pierce
Davenport, anotner negro, near tlx
c'ty, a few weeks ago.
Thursday night Hoyd, Peasly and
Fred Ellcdgc, the young negro who
pleaded guilty to the charge of ait
tempted criminal assault and was given
20 years, were taken to the State peni
tentiary by a special guard from Colum
bia.
Some of the minor eases disposed of]
by the court -"ere:
James Forgy pleaded guilty to the'
charge of resisting an officer ami was
given three months or a lino of $100.
A. C. Cash, convicted of assault and
battery of a high and aggravated na
ture, six monthsor$100. FlctchMoses, ;
guilty of assault and battery with in
tent to kill and carrying concealed
weapons, twelve months or $200.
In the case of Frank Miller, colored,
charged with murder, the jury failed to
agree and a mistrial was ordered.
Cases continued: Albert Ramage,
charged with assault and battery with
intent to kill; Broadus Workman, a
sault and battery ami carrying con
cealed weapons; Ernest Jacks and
Clarence Smith, similar charge; Sam
Mitchell, 'arc-eny.
SPECIAL SERMON TO
MASONS BY REV.
W. E. THAYER.
Next Sunday morning .it the First
Baptist church the pastor, Rev, William
K. Thayer, will preach a special sermon
for the Masons. Mr. Thayer has con
sented to preach this sermon upon the
invitation of the two local Masonic
lodges, Palmetto, No. 1!?, and I.aureus.
No. 260, whose members desire all Ma
sons in the county to join them on this
occasion and attend the special church
service in a body.
Death of a Lad,
Sunday morning at ten o'clock at the
home of his father, Mr. Maxey O. ['at
eerson, near I.anford Station, young
Joseph Patterson, aged six years, died
after an illness of four weeks. He
was taken ill with fever during May,
which developed into other complica
tions resulting in his death yesterday
morning. Tho funeral services were
held Monday, conducted by the Metho
dist minister at I.anford and the inter
ment was in the village burying ground.
Mr. Maxey Patterson is one of tlu
prominent men in the county, and the
news of his sons death will be received
with sincere rcgrot.
Voted Three Mill levy,
Ala meeting of tin; citizens yester
day morning in tlu? court house, tin
regular 8 mill tax for the Laurens city
school purpose was voted. No Othoi
business of Importance was transacted.
Was Organized Monday at
Graded School Ituihting.
:js TEACH Kit HTMLS.
Programme ol Ihc I-'or mal Opening l"\
erclscs""S?|>(. Dndsoit and Two
Assistants in Charge.
Tho I .nurons Count y Teachers' Insti
tuto, utuicr tho direction of I ho County
Hoard of Education, was formally or
gnni/.cd and opened for work <>n Mon
day morning al LO o'clock in the city
school building. There wore present at
the opening exorcises a number of vis
iting ladies and gentlemen besides the
thirty-one teachers enrolled and the
three instructors for the Institute. The
program for the exercises was carried
OUt as follow :
Scripture reading by Itov. Win. E.
Thnyor.
Prayer by llev. < . l*\ Itnnkiu.
Address ami announce niciiia by Supl.
It. W. Nash.
Address by llev. .), I>. Crout.
Address by Editor S. E. Honey.
Address by Prof. ( 'ha-. V. I'.rooL .
AddrCSS by Supt. |{. A. I ?ob on.
Contrary to nnnouncemenl Miss Car
linglon, it was ascertained, could not
assist in the work of it. I ruction, and
M iss Hes do Mosolcy, of I ?a(! range, (in..
will till this place. In addition Miss
Moseloy has the work of tone hinji draw
ing lessonsi she being sent here by
I Supt. O. It, Martin for this special
work. Drawing will be emphasised in
the Institute this summer, Tim other
I instructors are Prof. It. A. Dobson and
Mr. Jas. II. Sullivan, recently grad
uated from Ujo Universitof South
('arolina.
(?n the opening day there v.? re twon
ty-elglU lady teachers and three mak:
enrolled. They are:
Misses. May Delle Harre, (Jena llohry,
.May Madden, Sara Hlakoly, (lassie
Harper, Ethel McDnnicd, l.uln I'arre,
Nannie.J. linhh, Pearle Hlakoly, Hessin
E. Hudgens, I??Iii?! Arm trong, llatlio
A. Itoland, Alma Wallace, Minnie Wal
lace, Ella H. fJopelaial, M... lb rulen Oh,
Hula Donnan, Mary (Snnison, Eehut
Harro, Ella Itoland, Ella I'etor on; l.il
lie Peterson, I>ydo E. Milahij Siidio
Harper, Annie I!. Putnam, l.ola An h r
son, I.idie Sloan, I. kid e ( "|,c|;iiid,
Pldfs. I.. I). I'illodgO, .J. < . f.Ul.lelle,
( lias. I". Hrooks.
On Tuesday soVcn : dditional U'achbra
were enrolled. I'lh'y are: Mi .< i!er
truelo Culbertson, |lnttie McCullougji,
I Alia Spencer, Dorcas Cahite Irene
Kay, and Profs. \V. C, Duileall and .1.
II. Shculy.
RI2VIVAt< AI PRP.SItV ll-RIAN till RCII.
Rev. (i. 15. Slricklcr Ctiiiiiiicliiig Scries
in Meetings Merc.
j The lt< v. (J. 11. Strickle r, I?. \>., pro
fessor of theology in the I'Jl ii>'; Theo
logical Seminary, Itielliuond, \ i., ar
rived in tho city Sal irday : fle-moon for
lhepurpo.se of conduct inji revival or
vices during the pre cht v -?? al
First I'reshyt erian (?Ittutch. In. Strick
lor is a profound thinker and eloquent
preacher, ahd ti very hi.r< ejulioU
heard his opet m<- sorhioii n' 11 o clock
?
mbn Upon the ocea ion of the formal
I dedical ion Ol
?
igo, and is, tl
-
? .
With theni again. I Hi is t he gliosl ol
his son-in-law, (ho K<iv. < . I . Han
I're-parat or. Kervieos Iven I? un by
the l'astoi-oi! la I Vy) liv< ?!.? < veiling,
and the meeting proper (.omjndhei'd
Sunday morning Hurg? ere?wd , in
creasing each day, have atleneleel the.
services and all are hnprt' . <--i with ihei
forceful preaching by Di\ S ricklcr^
whose- sermons are e.xariiple.'s ol Hint*
I plicity and unu ital p iWoTj
'I i ?
Thursday njghl : until then tho lifter
neion prayer service al live o'clock and
the preaching al ^ ?:??<> will continue-.
Now (iank Now (Ja'iipicd>
't'h? business of the Mnterpriso Hank
is now being transacted in their elegant
ne w quarters, occupancy havh ?; been
taken up Tuesday. There is yet eon
suieral)lo work to be done on tho im-iile
of the building, !s.i it i? being rapidly
pushed toward complet ion,

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