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OPENS AUGUST II.
First Meeting to be Held
SCHEDULE IN FULL.
Democratic Executive Committee Holds
Meeting and Transacts Neces
The Laurena county campaign will
open at Langston church Tuesday. Au
gust 11th, and close ten days later at
the Laurena Cotton Mills. According
to the rulea of the Democratic primary
all candidates for county office must file
their pledges with the secretary of the
executive committee by noon of Mon
day, August 10th, the day before the
first campaign meeting.
The Lauren3 County Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee met Saturday and
arranged the county campaign sched
ule, fixed the assessment of candidates
for county office, named a committee to
arrange for the State and Senatorial
campaign meetings in Laurens and ap
pointed managers for the August pri
mary election. County Chairman R. A.
Cooper presided over the meeting, which
was attended by a majority of the
county executive committeemen.
It was decided to open the county
campaign on Tuesday, August 11th, the
first meeting to be held at Langston
church, Scuffietown township. The
schedule of the other appointments is
Sardis, Jacks township, Wednesday,
Clinton Cotton Mill, Wednesday
night, August 12.
(Minton, Thursday, August 13.
Lydia Cotton Mill, Thursday night,
Hope-well, Hunter township, Friday,
Cross Hill, Saturday, August 15.
Moores, Waterloo township, Monday,
Tumbling Shoals, Tuesday, August 18.
Dials, Wednesday, August 19.
Youngs, Thursday, August 20.
Watts Mills, Thursday night, August
Laurens Court House, Friday, Au
Laurens Mills, Friday night, August
The executive committee fixed the
fees of the various candidates for coun
ty office as follows: Clerk of court, $4;
sheriff, $3; treasurer, $3; auditor, $3;
superintendent of education, $2; county
supervisor, $2.50; State senate, $4;
house of representatives, $4; county
commissioner, $1; coroner, $1.50.
Another matter disposed of by the
exec ':*"> committee was the appoint
ment of 'ion managers for the Au
gust prim?r.. The entire list will be
published in lue Advertiser later on.
Waterloo News Notes.
Waterloo. June 26. ?Prof. Joseph H.
Shceley, of Little Mountain, spent the
week-end in Waterloo visiting his many
Mr. J. F. Smith, of Laurens, is in
town spending several days with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith.
Miss Bertha Godley, of Columbia, is
the charming guestof Miss Clara Whar
Miss Sarah Wallace, of Belfast, is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. Harris
Hon. Clarence Cuningham leaves next
week for Denver to attend the national
Mr. L. L. Dendy has gone to Colum
bia, where he has a position as a trav
Misses Marie and Lola Henderson are
visiting friends in Spartanburg.
Miss Maude Smith is at home from a
pleasant visit to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Wallace at Belfast.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wharton are spend
ing some time with relatives in Charles
Mrs. T. E. Harris spent last week in
Clinton and attended tho commence
ment exercises of tho Thornwell or
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Anderson were
guests of f rionds in Cross Hill last Sun
Mr. E. V. Golding was married Sun
day to Miss Allie Wilson at the bride's
home in Greenwood. Mr. and Mrs.
Golding reached Waterloo Tuesday and
the happy couple are receiving the con
gratulations of a score of friends. They
will begin house keeping at once in their
pretty little cottage on tho hill.
AT CROSS HILL.
One Negro Kills Another?Marriage and
Other Items of Interest to
Cross Hill, Juno 29.-Mr. Landon
Reeder and Mrs. Daisy Goddard were
married at the home of the bride, Wel
lington, S. C, on last Tuesday, June
23d, Rev. Mr. Fennel officiating. They
will be at home to their friends for the
present at his mother's, near Cross
Hill. Mrs. Reeder has been teaching
in this county the last two years. Mr.
Reeder is also a leacher and an all
round good fellow. We wish them
Mr. John Peak, a prominent railroad
man, is visiting his brother, Dr. Theo
Mr. Joseph T. Ligon and Mr. Rick
Pinson, citizens of Greenwood, were in
town Saturday en route to Harris
The Merchants' and Farmers' Gin
nery Company was organized last Fri
day. Messrs. J. C. Workman, W. C.
Rasor, A. M. Hill, Conway Dial, Goo.
A. Boozer, O. B. Pitts, of Cross Hill,
and Mr. F, S. Evans, of Greenwood,
were elected directors. Mr. J. C.
Workman was elected president and
Mr. A. M. Hill, secretary and treasu
rer. The capital stock is $8,000. The
plant will be equipped with the very
best machinery and it it is proposed to
have it ready for business by the first
Mr. Larry Watts, a prominent plant
er, of Latta, was in town last week.
Quite a number of bales of cotton
were sold here last week at 12c.
There was a homicide near Mr. W. P.
Turner's place yesterday. Lawrence
Griffin shot and killed Will Wade. Both
THE FUIiMAN BANQUET
Tho committee appointed to arrange
a program for the Furman banquet on
the evening of July 7th announces a
very interesting and attractive order of
events for the occasion. Besides the
number of local Furman men on this
program a number of distinguished
speakers have been secured to respond
to various toasts. Among these are:
Hon. C. C. Featherstone, Hon. R. A.
Cooper and Rev. W. E. Thayer, of Lau
rens; Rev. L. M. Roner, of Spartan
burg; Mr. C. F. Haynosworth, of
Greenville, and Prof. G. W. Cunning
ham, of this county. Mr. Cunningham
is a recent Ph. D. graduate of Cornell
University, besides being a distin
guished graduate of Furman. Dr. Po
teat will be on hand to meet the men of
Among the attractions of the pro
gram are these; A welcome on the part
of the city of LaurenB by Dr. II. K.
Aiken, president of the Chamber of
Commerce; responses by Rev. C. Lewis
F'owler, of Clinton, and Prof. C. B.
Martin, of Furman University, and the
following will respond to toasts on the
"The City of Laurens, Her Contribu
tion to the Educational Development of
the State," by Hon. C. C. Feather
"The Attitude of the Citizen Toward
Education," by Hon. K. A. Cooper.
"The Preparatory School," by Prof.
R. A. Dobson.
"The Function of the Small College,"
by Prof. (I. Watts Cunningham.
"The Ministry in its Relation to Ed
ucation," by Rev. W. P. Thayer.
"The Alumni Alive," by Mr. C. F.
Our Alma Mater," by Rev. L. M.
"Furman University," by Dr. Edwin
Reports from the invitation commit
tee show that something over fifty
men will be present at this gathering.
The banquet will be held at Cray's
hotel and all the men are requested to
meet there at about nine o'clock Tues
Mr. Frank Redden bead.
Mr. Frank Redden died at his home
in the Mt. Olive section Monday, June
22d, after a long illness. On Tuesday
the interment touk place at Mt. Olive
church. Mr. Redden was a veteran of
the Civil war and his life was one of
honor and uprightness.
Waterloo Defeats Coronaca.
Waterloo, Juno 25. In a fast game
of ball here yesterday Waterloo de
feated Coronaca by a score of 5 to 2.
Puckctt, the pitcher for the locals, did
some good work. The game was very
The machinery and fixtures of the
overall factory have been stored in the
room over Nash's hardware store. Mr.
W. P. Hudgens, the general repair and
automobile man will at once move into
the store-room recently occupied by the
Mr. 0. M. Miller and family,and Miss
Nell Miller, leave today for llondorson
PRETTY WEDDING AT MOUNTVILLE.
Miss Ruth Crisp and Dr. Urovcr Blngham
Married at Baptist Church Tuesday.
Mountville, S. C, June 27.-One of
the most beautiful weddings that have
occurred here for several years was
celebrated at the Baptist church last
Tuesday, when Miss Viola Ruth Crisp
and Dr. Grover Cleveland Bigham
were united In the holy bonds of wed
lock in the presence of a large number
of witnesses. The church house was
beautifully decorated with ivy, palms,
cut and pot flowers in colors of pink,
white and green and darkened with
lamps burning dimly. The bridesmaids
were dressed in white with pink girdle,
wearing white slippers and carried bou
quets of pink carnations. The bride
was attired in a traveling suit of blue
voile over silk and carried a beautiful
bouquet of white carnations. The groom
and groomsmen wore conventional suits
of black. At 1 o'clock in the afternoon
to the solemn strains of Mendelssohn's
Wedding March, played by Miss Ida
May Crisp, cousin of the bride, the
couples entered, advancing separately
down the aisles and taking their places
at the altar in the following order: Dr.
Lawrence W. Bailey with Miss Margie
Bigham; Mr. Eugene Crisp with Miss
Carrie Boyd; Mr. Clyde Hipp with Miss
Lillian Proffett; Mr. Ney Crisp with
Miss Lillie Culbertson; Mr. Sydney
Crisp with Miss Lucy Fellers. Then
entered the bride and groom, advancing
separately as the other couples and
taking position in the center under a
beautiful cross of ivy. The marriage
ceremony was performed in solemn and
imposing earnestness by Iiev. C. Lewis
Powder, of Clinton. While the organ,
under the gentle touch of Miss Ida May
('risp, sent forth in almost quiet soft
ness its music of sweetness, Dr. Grover
Bigham and Miss Ruth Crisp were for
mally joined as husband ami wife.
Messrs. Claud Hipp and Henry Fellers
acted as ushers. The beauty of the
scene and the success of the occasion
was largely due to the wise and thought
ful planning of Miss Julia Fellers, who
was an active leader and ready adviser
in the decorations and other prepara
The happy couple left immediately
for the home of the groom at Harper,
Florence county. They were accom
panied on their way as far as Clinton
by the entire wedding party. Many arc
the congratulations and well wishes
which follow them to their future home
and throughout their mutual life of
mingled toil, cares and happiness.
JUNIOR ORDER TO CELEBRATE.
Two Local Councils Will Have Flag Rais
ing Exercises July 4th.
Next Saturday, July 4, the two local
councils, Junior Order United American
Mechanics, Laurens, No. 28, and Little
River No. C>t'>, Will unite in celebrating
one of the Order's very pretty customs,
that of raising a flag, which will fly to
the breezes over the handsome new
school building and auditorium at tho
Watts Mills. The address of the occa
sion will be delivered by the Hon. Zeb
P. Smith, of Raleigh, N. C, and the
Hon. It. A. Cooper will probably offi
ciate as master of ceremonies. In ad
dition a line barbecued dinner will be
served, and two or three games of ball
will be played during the afternoon.
Board of Directors to Meet.
The Chamber of Commerce at its
meeting last Thursday afternoon re
elected the incumbents on the board of
directors. According to the by-laws of
the organization, this board elects its
officers. The members of the board
are called upon to meet tomorrow af
ternoon at 6 o'clock for the purpose of
electing the officers for the ensuing
The personnel of the board is: J. B.
Brooks, R. A. Cooper, M. L. Copeland,
N. B. Dial, D. A. Davis, W. L. Gray,
E. P. Mintcr, M. J. Owings, P. A.
Simpson, A. C. Todd, W. II. Washing
ton, S. M. Wilkes, W. H. Dial, O. B.
The Fourth at Lydia Mills.
Lydia Mills, Clinton, June 29.- The
first great Fourth of July celebration
ever held in Clinton will be at the Lydia
Mills next Saturday. Quito an inter
esting program has been arranged for
the entertainment of tho large crowd
that is expected. Features of this pro*
gram will ho several speeches, music
by the mill band, a barbecue dinner,
field contests and a game of ball.
Mr. John I). W. Watts will attend n
meeting today of tho Fair Grounds com
mittee in Columbia for the purpose of
passing on bids for the construction of
the new State Exhibit building which is
to bo erected on the Fair grounds this
summer at a cost of $8,000.
TERRIBLE RAINS AT LISBON.
Crops Badly Damaged by Recent Rains?
Nominations for the Legislature.
Lisbon, S. C, Juno 27.?Since we
wrote our last letter to your valuable
paper we farmers have had storms and
disaster. On last Monday night we had
one hard rain after another and lasted
for four or live hours with some wind.
Next morning we went out to see what
had been left and found it not so bad as
we expected, but it certainly was bad
enough. Our bottom corn, most all of
it, was washed clean to the hard ground
while some was not so bad. That cer
tainly means much to the farmers in
this section as we had a great deal
planted on what you term borouch bot
toms and some of it was exceedingly
fine. We think that Mr. Brown was
the heaviest loser. Some of us will
plant over while others will not as the
grass in our cotton need our attention
right at this time.
We had fine prospects before last
Monday night's rain. Everybody that
has any stubble is planting every acre
to make up for recent rains if possible.
We have not run a furrow in fourteen
days and you can imagine how much
the plows needs to be run; however, if
we get a chance crops will look better
in a few days.
Mr. Editor, you named a few men
last week who would be good men to
represent us in the lower house of the
General Assembly and we would like to
name a few that would be a credit to
the county as well as the State, viz.:
Mr. Wash Drununond, W. D. Byrd,
Esq., Col. Robt. Cunningham, Mr. C.
C. Featherstono, Mr. John Lanford and
Mr. A. J. Smith. We think if possible
we ought to send the very best men to
represent us in tho General Assembly,
don't make any difference what faction
ho belongs to, as all derive the same
Mrs. Fuller is spending a while with
Mr. Mose Madden and family at Cold
Mr. Hewlett Sullivan, of Clinton, vis
ited Bloom Mllam this week.
Mr. J. T. A. Hallow spent last Sun
day with his friend, Mr. J. L. Swink,
at Woodruff, S. C.
Mr. A. T. Hallow, of Union, spent a
few days last week with his brother.
Mr. Tom Holmes is at homo with bis
parents for two weeks, after which
time he will return to St. Louis, bis
Mr. W. A. Wharton, of Rpckingham,
N. C, is spending a while with his
aunt, Mrs. Ballew.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Watts spent last
Sunday with friends and relatives.
Come down, Mr. Editor, and help us
to enjoy our excellent fruit. We will
have plenty of the old time South Car
olina Bradiords also in a few more days.
ALONG LAURF.NS K. F. I). NO. 2.
Good Crops Noted and the Movements
of People Recorded.
Tho crop prospect along Laurens P.
F. 1). route No. 2, which traverses
parts of Laurens and Scufflotown town
ships, is quito promising. The seasons
have been very favorable anil the con
dition of all crops is excellent. Cotton
is fruiting well and corn is making a
fine showing. There is a larger acreage
of the latter crop, taking the route as
a whole, and the indications now for a
good yield arc flattering. Fruits and
vegetables are abundant.
Mr. .1. O. Templeton has returned
from a ten days' visit to relatives in
Rev. A. A. Merritt filled his regular
appointment at Leesville Sunday after
Misr Eliza Malone IS visiting friends
Mr. R. 0. Hairston attended the spe
cial Masonic services at the First Bap
tist church at Laurens last Sunday.
Cards have been received announcing
the marriage of Miss Oliva Burnsides,
of Rlchland county, to Mr. Gregory, of
Columbia. Mrs. Gregory taught the
Sandy Springs school a few years ago
and has many friends in this section
who wish her all happiness and success.
Miss Lidie Peterson, of Charlotte, N.
('., is spending a month's vacation with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peter
Master Lowry Wilson, of Clinton, re
cently visited his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Warren Plakely.
Teflgue Nelson's Case.
The appeal before the supreme court
in behalf of Teague Nehon, colored, I
convicted of murder, was refused in an
order filed last Saturday. A new trial
was asked on the ground that the
county sheriff was present at the draw
ing of the jury, thus invalidating the
jurymen for service.
Col. Thos. B. Crews is attending the
annual meeting at Callney of the State
Mr. and Mrs. James Parks, of Green
wood, spent Sunday in the city with
Mr. and Mrs. S. I). ChlldrOSS,
OF COMMERCE MEETS.
Reports of the Officers of the Organi
zation Made?Membership Fee
The faithful few of the Chamber of
Commerce met in the court house last
Thursday afternoon, this being the first
annual meeting of the body since its
organization last summer. Despite the
numerous announcements of the meet
ing the attendance was discouragingly
small, but those who were present
seemed enthusiastic in the work of
building up the city, and it is safe to
predict that they will accomplish much,
in spite of the small support received
from the majority of the members.
The Chamber of Commerce is still alive
and doing business.
Reports from President Aiken and
Secretary McCuen were received; also
an account of receipts and disburse
ments from Treasurer Craig. The main
work of the Chamber of Commerce
thus far has been that of advertising
the city; this according to Mr.McCuen's
report has been done in a special edi
tion of The State and through the
printing of facts about I.aureus on the
backs of envelopes sent out. by the
merchants and others. Something over
fifty thousand of these envelopes have
been mailed out of the city. Mr. Mc
Cuen has carried on correspondence
with numbers of prospective citizens
and tilled a needed position in giving
out information about the industries of
the city. No reports were heard from
the various committees.
It. was decided to lower the member
ship fees from $12 per year to $6, pay
able quarterly. The old board of direc
tors were re-elected and requested to
meet tomorrow afternoon at f> o'clock
to elect officers. The inconvenience of
thy hour of meeting last week prevented
any lengthy discussions on subjects per
taining to the public good. However,
it is expected that another meeting
will be held soon, at which many topics
will be discussed freely.
NEARLY $00,000 PAID
For the past day or so trie office
forces of the various dividend-paying
institutions in Laurens have been busy
preparing and mailing out checks to the
stockholders in payment of the semi
annual or duly dividends. As will be
seen,quite a handsome sum is disbursed
by the mills and banks of the county as
Lank of Cross Hill, 4 per cent on
Laurens Cotton Mills, f> per cent on
Watts Cotton Mills, 1 per cent on
Peoplo's Loan and Exchange Hank, 8
per cent on $100,000 -$8,000.
Enterprise Hank, 3? per cent on
Bank of Laurens, ?1 per cent on $60,
Clinton Cotton Mills, 4 per cent on
The Fourth in Laurens.
As the Glorious Fourth falls on Sat
urday the stores and banks of the city
will not be closed in observance of the
day. However, the postofflce will be
open only two hours during the day,
from 8:30 to 0:30 a. m. and from 3 to 4
p. in., and there will be no delivery or
collection of mail by the lt. F. I), car
riers. Both cotton mills give a full
Odd Fellows Fleet Officers.
Calhoun Lodge No. 47, I. 0. 0, P.,
has elected officers for the ensuing
semi-annual term as follows: Noble
Grand, lt. s. Templeton; Vice Grand,
W. I). Cunningham; Secretary, T. K.
Hudgens; Treasurer, II. Terry; Outside
Guardian, Young W. Davis. The ap
pointive officers will be named at the
regular meeting tonight, at which lime
District Deputy Grand Master T. K.
Hudgens will install the new officials.
U. D. C.'s to Alcet Monday.
Mrs. U. B. Bell requests that the
meeting of the Daughters of the Con
federacy be announced for4.80 o'clock
Monday afternoon of July <>th at the
residence of Mrs. J, S. Bennett on
West Main street. A full attendance
is earnestly requested as some matters
of importance will demand attention.
Special Premium Offered.
In addition to the regular premiums
offered annually by the Stale \gricul
tural Society, ranging from $100 W) $800
for each county, the executive hoard of
the societ y has decided this year to offer
a special premium of $r?<) for the best
single exhibit of any home grown pro
duct from each county. This is a new
idea and doubtless many will feed en
couraged to prepare a special exhibit
for the next annual Fair.
FOR THE MASONS
ttov. Mr. .Thayer Delivers
200 MASONS PRESENT
Service Held at First Baptist Church and
Preacher's Theme Was "The
Temple of the Body."
Upon invitation of 1*011110110 lodge
No. 19 and Laurens No. 2(10, order of
Masons, the Rev. W. E. Thayer, of the
First Baptist church, preached a special
sermon before the members of those
lodges and many visiting Masons last
Sunday morning. There were, in addi
tion to the usually large congregation,
about 200 representatives of this great
and time-honored order present at the
service. The sermon was appropriate
in every respect and delivered with that
peculiar force and power that charac
terizes the preaching of the Rev. Mr.
Thayer. The subject of the discourse
was "The Temple of the Body,"
founded upon the 19th and 20th verses
of the seventh chapter of I Corinthians,
"Know ye not that your body is a tem
ple of the Holy Spirit which is in you,
which we have from God? and ye are
not your own; for ye were bought with
a price: glorify God therefore in your
The preacher followed very closely
and used most skilfully much of the em
blematic language of the Masonic or
der in the treatment of his subject, at
all times during his discourse stressing
the importance of making every em
blem of the order an active and potent
force in the daily life of the individual.
The theme of Sunday morning's ser
mon, as so clearly announced and en
larged upon, was in substance: "The
human body is a temple, divinely be
stowed, in the hands of men to build
and care for. in time and for eternity.
The plans of specification should be di
rected with rule, gavel, plumb, square,
level and trowel; clothed in a robe of
purity; supported with the foundations
of Wisdom, strength and beauty; sanc
tified unto God, the great Mason in the
service of mankind and through this
sanctiflcation finally glorified, asahodv,
into the likeness of Jesus Christ, the
keystone in the arch of the great edi
fice, planned by the infinite intelligence
and being wrought by him through the
instrumentality of mankind."
"Masonry is not religion," said Mr.
Thayer; and it was here that he made
a powerful appeal to the congregation
for the personal acceptance of a per
sonal Saviour, since that was the only
salvation for any, even Masons, great
and good as were the principles of the
order. The (dosing paragraph of the
sermon was indeed a gem of thought
and expressed in the most beautiful ot
terms. Mr. Thayer said that the object
of life was the search for light and
truth, as was the pathway of one
through the steps of masonry. "With
the body sanctified by the indwelling of
the Holy Spirit," continued the speaker,
"the builder of a life may go on, pur
suing the object of his quest, which is
the great white light of truth stream
ing from the throne Cod; it is not given
to man to behold that great light, for
even as hut a few moments ago the orb
of day was eclipsed and men could not
behold it except through a darkened
glaas, so must they look unto God
through the incarnation of Jesus
King's Daughters' Benefit.
Thursday afternoon and evening the
door receipts at the Electric Theatre
will be donated to the King's Daugh
ters to be added to tho hospital fund.
Manager Roman has ordered some ex
ceptionally fine films for the occasion
and the entertainment will be pleasing
to all. As usual, there will be an illus
trated song then the exhibition of two
pictures. The King's Daughters hope
for a large crowd. Prices tho same as
usual, He and 10c. Remember the date,
Thursday afternoon and evening.
New Dry floods Store.
About September tho first, Messrs.
T. c. and J. E. Switzer will open up a
new dry goods and notion store room
next door to the Knterpriso bank.
Rev. A. B. I.angston.
Dr. Ruf US W. Weaver, of Cincinnn ti
has accepted the call of the Immanuel
church, Nashville. We are glad to
know that this church has brought Dr.
Weaver into the territory of the South
ern Baptist Convention. Rev. A. B.
Langs ton, of this State, who recently
graduated from the Scminn "y, will sup
i ply Immanuel during the summer.?
I Baptist Courier.
Dr. II. K. Aiken has purchased a fine
Maxwell automobile. It arrived Mon
Mr. J. M. Sumerel announces his
withdrawal from the race for supervi
sor. His card was printed this week
t hrough error.
Supt. R. A. Dobson has received a
sufficient number of signers to a peti
tion for an additional $10,000 school
levy to complete the new building.