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VOLUME XXIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1908. NUMBER 49
CROSS HILL W.O.W.
Exercise* to We Held on
; JULY 4 OBSERVED.
Presbyterians Pound Pastor?Children
Given Delightful Party?Rev. Hol
lingsworth and Family Arrive.
Cross Hill, July 7.?Woodmen of the
World Camp 1G8, Sylvania, Cross Hill, S.
C, will unveil on Aug. 6th the monu
ment of Sovereign Duke Crisp. Sov
ereigns J. J. McSwain and R. A. Cooper
are speakers for the occasion. Sover
eign W. T. Slaughter, State organizer,
is expected to be present and make an
address. Three years ago this camp
had only nine members, but the camp
now has ninety members. They hope
to consolidate with Waterloo and Mount
ville and when that is done it will have
the largest W. O. W. camp in Laurens
county. All W. O. W. camps are in
vited to be present at the unveiling of
Sovereign Crisp's monument. The pub
lic is also invited. Services will begin
at 11 o'clock.
The Fourth passed off very
pleasantly here. A large crowd
witnessed a line game of ball between
Ninety-Six and Cross Hill at U a. m.
and again at 4 p. m. The first game
resulted in a tie ?1 to 1?and the sec
ond game Ninety-Six beat our boys
pretty badly by a score of 11 to 4.
Most of the merchants closed their
stores and gave their clerks the holi
Mrs. R. A. Austin gave a party to
the children of the Presbyterian Sun
day school last Thursday afternoon.
Fruit and other refreshments were
served. The little folks certainly had
a fine time.
The Presbyterians here pounded their
preacher last Tuesday. The Methodists
and Baptists also took a hand and the
preacher caught it on every side. The
preacher said he did not object, but he
really thanked the people and said he
n<>t only was prepared to live better
but could take hoarders.
.".Irs. M. E. Hart, of Miami, Florida,
is spending the summer here with her
daughter, Mrs. H. A. Wharton.
Mr. Albert Lott, of Johnston, S. C,
is visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. J. C.
The Presbyterians here were glad to
welcome Mrs. Hollingsworth and chil
dren, family of Rev. Mr. HollingS
WOl'th, here last Wednesday. Mr. Hol
lingsworth had preceded them and had
his home in readiness for them.
OSE WEEK EARLIER.
County Executive Committee Decides to
Atove Dale Up One Week on Account
of Confcderale k'e union.
Hon. R. A. Cooper, county chairman,
after conference with the members of
the executive committee, announces
that the date of the campaign opening
will bo moved up one week in order not
to interfere with the Confederate re
union to be held in Greenville on the
first three days of the week beginning
With August the 10th, Then one week
will he skipped and the dates resumed
As revised the opening day will be
August 4th al Langs ton church.
Wednesday, August fith, at Sardis,
Wednesday night, August .r>th, at
Clinton Cotton Mills.
Thursday, August 6th, at Clinton.
Thursday night, August 6th, at Lydia
Friday, August 7th, at Hopewell,
Saturday, August 8th. at Cross Hill.
Then the week Is skipped and the
campaign resumed at Moore's, Water
loo township, on Monday, the 17th, and
the dates carried out as previously pub
Death of a Child.
Little George, aged 1 year, 1 month
and 26 days, son or Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
A. Moore, died Friday morning at 1.80
o'clock and was buried intheJCity Cem
etery Saturday morning, July 4th, at
Both Pumpkin and Squash.
Mr. R. G. Wallace, of the southern
section of tho county, exhibited in this
office Tuesday a curiosity in the way of
a vegetable. It was half yellow pump
kin and the other half white squash.
The seed from which the vine sprung
was secured from Mr. W. P. Turner,
who got them from Texas. All the
fruit of the vine is similar.
OF lt. EVP. CARRIERS.
The Fifth Annual Meeting of the As
sociation Was field In the
Cily of Aikcn.
The annual session of the South Car
olina Rural Letter Carriers' Associa
tion was held last Friday and Saturday
in the city of Aikcn. Twenty county
associations were represented, about
fifty delegates being in attendance.
The convention was presided over by
Mr. W. G. Peterson, of Newberry,
vice-president, the State president, Mr.
S. G. McDaniel, of Laurens, having re
tired from the service since the last
On Friday morning the convention
was addressed by Congressmen A. V.
Lever and J. O. Patterson, both speeches
being largely devoted to the benefits of
Rural Delivery throughout the country.
At the afternoon session the associa
tion was treated to a very excellent and
practical address on good and bad roads
by Mr. Thos. E. Wicker, delegate from
Newberry. Mr. Wicker is an enthusi
ast on the subject of improving the
public roads. He wants the system of
working the roads abolished as now ob
tains in most of the counties and urges
that each county delegation to the next
General Assembly be impressed with
the importance of securing a change in
the road law whereby sufficient funds
can be raised for road improvement and
the taxation for this purpose be made
just and equitable. Mr. Wicker, as has
been stated, is greatly interested in
this subject and he has evidently given
it much thought and study.
Mr. Brown, of the postollice depart
ment, as the personal representative of
the Hon. D. G. McGraw, fourth assist
ant postmaster general, was the guest
of the association and added much to
the interest of the proceedings in the
way of practical talks and suggestions.
On Saturday the convention heard the
various committee reports, elected offi
cers for another year and delegates to
the National convention and adjourned
at noon to meet next year at Rock Hill
July 6th and 7th.
Mr. Peterson, of Newberry, wast
elected president by acclamation, as
was Mr. Comer, of Rock Hill, for vice
president. Mr. Ernest Brown, of Aiken,
was chosen as secretary while Mr. .1.
E. Johnson, of Gray Court, was re
elected treasurer. Mr. Wicker was se
lected as delegate to the National con
vention which meets in Omaha, Nob.,
next October. Mr. Clark, of Rock Hill,
is t he alternate.
Mr. S. G. McDaniel, tin; retiring
president, attended the Aiken conven
tion and as a mark of its high esteem
the association unanimously elected him
as an honorary member.
DEATH OH A YOUNG MAN.
Mr. Lather Abercroinbie, of Rnbun, Sue
Climbs to Typhoid Lever.
A very sad death occurred in this
county Monday night when Mr. Luther
Abercrombie, an excellent young man
of only twenty-nine years died of ty
phoid fever. Mr. Abercrombie lived
near Hickory Tavern, in the Kahun
Creek neighborhood. He had been ill
for some time. The funeral services
were held Tuesday afternoon by I la
Rev. E. C. Watson, pastor of Rnbun
Creek Baptist church, of which Mr.
Abercrombie was a member. The
death of this young man is peculiarly
sad. Just seventeen months ago ins
young wife died, and it was hut seven
teen months previous to that lime that
the couple were married.
Mr. Abercrombie was the son of Mr.
Anderson Abercrombie, one of the
most highly respected citizens of the
county. One sister, Mrs. W. A. Bald
win, and three brothers, Wellie, LlK?D
and Evan, survive the deceased. *
Canning factory at Sedalia.
The following item from The Union
Times is of interest in Laurens:
"Mr. J. E. Mintor has opened up a
canning factory at Sedalia. This is a
move in the right direction. It should
mean the keeping of thousands of dol
lars in the county that, have heretofore
gone elsewhere We sincerely hope
this enterprise will be a 8UCC0SS."
Two Teachers F.lccted.
Miss Kate Glenn, of Chester, s. c,
was elected Monday afternoon to the
position of assistant teacher in the
High School in place of Miss Maggie
Miss Daisy Brockington, of Winns
bore, S. C, was elected teacher of the
seventh grade in place of Miss Mamie
Connor, who died some days ago of
typhoid fever at her home in Branch
ville, S. C.
Both these ladies have had considera
ble experience, Miss Glenn in the Ches
ter schools and Miss Brockington in
FURMAN MEN GATHER
AT BANQUET BOARD.
Laurens Alumni and Former Students of the Univer
sity Hold Re-union With About Fifty Men in
Attendance?Event Great Success.
The re-union of the 1/aureus county
Furman men and tho banquet at Gray's
hotel last night was in every respect a
SUCCe88 and thoroughly enjoyed by all
who attended. About fifty men sat
down together, revived the memories
of past days, heard with pleasure the
several speeches delivered and partook
with relish of the refreshments provid
ed. Some of the fifty who wore pres
ent were not Laurons nu n. but invited
guests; they received a hearty welcome
from the men of Laurens and evidently
were pleased with tho opportunity to
meet with their fellows of a ncighbor
county. Among these guests were: C.
F. Haynesworth Esq. of Greenville, n
recent law graduate of llavard univer
sity; Mr. Allison P. Hicksonof Gaifney;
Rev. E. I'. Basterling of the executive
Staff of Furman; and Dr. E. M. Poteat,
president of Furman university
The evening was most pleasantly
spent, all seeming to have a good time,
and every man coming away impressed
with the greatness of the work being
done by bis Alma Mater, and his sym
pathies more with the institution.
The COmittees, of which Mr. C. A.
Power was chairman, deserve credit for
their efforts in bringing together such a
body of men and for their success in
providing for the entertainment.
After the address of welcome by Dr.
II. K. Aiken, president of the Chamber
of Commerce, and the response by Prof.
C. B. Martin, of Furman university,
the following menu was served:
Cold Virginia Ham
Chicken Salad Sliced Tomatoes
Mixed Pidklcs Olives
Cheese Straws Snowfiuko Crackers
Nut Sandwiches Salted Almonds
Ice Tea Coffee
The responses to tho various toasts
were the pleasing and entertaining
President Edwin ML Poteat, I). D,
feature oi tho evening. They were as]
The City of Laurens Hon. ?'. C. |
Feathorstono; The Citizen's Attitudoj
toward Education Hon. It, A. Cooper;
Tho Ministry's Relation lo Education
Rev. E. P. Eastcrling; Tho Function of
the Small College Prof. G. VV. Cun?
ninttham; The Alumni Alive l'rof. c.
P. Ilayncsworthi Our Alma Mater
Prof. R. A. Dohson; Fur man Univor*
; sity Dr. Edwin M. Poteat.
Mr. S. E. Bonoy, editor of tho Lau
rens Adverti80r, acted as .Master of
All the responses were thoroughly en
joyed. President Poteat talked at
length concerning t he work of FurUinn
and h?r progross during tho years since
the war between the states. Following
is the text 01 his address with many of
the pleasing and entertaining incidents
I "At tho commencement in June, 1907,
[an alumnus who had not visited tho in
stitution tor a number of years said,
' Tilings do not look ns they did when I
was a student here.' Then he pro
I cccdcd to remark. 'We had only this
old building and the boys lived in hoard
; ing houses oil' the campus.'
"At t'ne end of the Civil War Cap
tain Patrick taught u preparatory de
partment in the largo room under tho
I laboratory, and Dr. Furmnn and his
three or four professors taught the col
lege classes in the other rooms of the
main building. They could not foresee
the development of the succeeding
forty years. Indeed there was almost
no expansion until 1885, when by the
successful agency of R. II. Griffith a
? considerable endowment fund was
! raised. In 1888 the first additional
building (Judson Collage) was put up,
and a short while after this Griffith
I Hall, which for several years was the
; home of the Filling School boarding
students. Today there are sixteen
I buildings on the campus, including sev
eral small collages, and nine of these
are in constant use in the work of tho
university. Since ls'.'T live important
buildings have been erected, and two of
these in the last year, viz.. the Library
building and tho new Fitting School
SOME OK TIIK DISTINCUISIIHD ALUMNI.
" This extended enlargement of the
material equipment does not necessarily
ensure belter work than was done in
the earlier days. A glance at the list
of the alumni will show that from the
beginning Furman I'Diversity has main
tained an exalted ideal of scholarship.
The Very Urat class to graduate gave to
Southern Baptists their veteran hero
missionary, Bev. J. B. liar'.well, and
to the South Carolina brotherhood the
incomparable John G. Williams. It will
not hi' considered invidious to name
these men, or others who from the ear
lier days by their achievements and
general worth have added to the luster
of Furman's name. Tho class of 185(5
gave to us Col. It. D. Watson, of Ridge
Spring. S. C, the apostle of sunshine,
and the pioncci poach grower of South
Carolina; Jas i!. Mash, attorney and
teacher, of Atlanta, Ca.. and w. II.
Porry, who represented his district in
Congress. Space will not allow us to
comment upon the classes year by year,
but it will bo nows to many among ua
to know tliat Kurmnn University has
furnished professors to Cornell, Kut
[! > , Chicago (Jnivorsity, Johns Hop
kins University, Richmond College,
Wake Pores I College, Clcmson College,
the SlfttC Normal School of Washing
ton, .Mercer University (including its
president), Judson College (its presi
dent), Howard College, Mhcrly College
(its president), I lay lor (Jnivorsity and
the Southern liaptist Theological Semi
nary. Probably tho foremost living
Sanskrit scholar is an alumnus of Kur
man University Maurice It loom Meld,
of Johns Hopkins University; while
another alumnus, John M. Manly, of
Chicago University, stands at tho head
of English scholarship in the United
States. Editors, lawyers, physicians,
? missionaries, teachers, preachers, leg
i lators, civil engineers, merchants and
planters the time would fail us to up
(t i.niInucd on eighth page.)
SIR. CROUT PREACH ES
Pastor of the First Methodist Church
Makes His Position Clear on Sale
of Alcoholic Liquors.
Last Sunday morning at the First
Methodist church of this city the pastor,
Rev. John I), ('rout, preached his an
nual doctrinal sermon,which,it might In
stated by way of parenthesis, was pre
pared some time ago. hut because of
numbers of circumstances was not de
livered until the Sunday morning past.
The sermon without doubt was of force,
revealing the fact that the Methodist
church of this city will hew strictly to
the line in matters of private and pub
lic conduct, if the membership follow
the leadership of the able Christian
man who is their pastor. Mr. ('rout,
of course dealt with all the rules gov
erning the conduct of the church mem
hers, in both their -private and public
lives. The part of the sermon, how
ever, that demanded so much attention
from tho congregation and that has at
tracted such wide spread comment was
the stand taken by the minister on the
whiskey question, both as to its sale and
As well might be judged, considering
that he is a conscientious Christian man
and minister, Mr. Crout is opposed to
both the sale and drinking of any alco
holic liquors. In his sermon it was
made plain that either was not only a
violation of the spirit of the Methodist
church rides hut contrary to the written
law. The Inference therefore was that
Mr. Crout holds it against the rules of
the Methodist church for any member
of that church to authorize the sale of
whiskey by casting a ballot for an in
stitution organized for that purpose.
Here is an extract from Sunday morn
ing's discourse that will give a fair in
sight to the position held by the Rev
erend Mr. Crout:
"There is only one position that a
Christian can take on the question of
whiskey drinking and any thought to i he
contrary is preposterous. The Word
tells us that no drunkard shall enter the
kingdom of Cod. If I were a drunkard
going to the judgment from Laurons
county I would appeal to Cod wlmUicr
or not I had wrecked my lifo according
to law. I would tell him that the in
fluence and support of the members of
the church was behind the law by which !
my hie was ruined."
While the minister did not employ j
words directly applying to the dispcu
sary in Laurcns, it is obvious that his
reference t > the law providing for tho
saleof whis'toy was the county dispen
sary law. The sermon Sunday morning
was both a call and a challenge: ii call- |
ed Upon the Methodists to 1)0 faithful
to i he rules and regulations id' tho
.hurch, audit challenged their rieht to
support an institution that might possi
bly cause the downfall of a fclloW-nUin. j
Ii was clear that Mr, ( rout takes the]
position '.hat a Christian cannot consist- j
etillv t'phold a law that, is so ruinous in '
it - effects as the dispensary law .
The sermon, as stated, Was forceful
and in altogether unequivocal term ,
tho people of L ?nens know whore Iho
Methodist minister stands mi tho vital
question of tho day hero, and his atti
tude as regards (ho conduct of his mom
bors Will be watched with much interest
Ucv. Kicliaril Carroll in Speak.
Rev. Richard Cdrroll, the negro Ice :
lurer and editor ol Columbia, will make
an address in the eo?rl hon e Thursday
night, Jllly Ott), his subject being "The '
Opporl unity of the Negro in t he South. " I
Concerning thO Reverend Carroll the
Suintcr Item says;
"lie has the rare gift of entertaining
and amusing a crowd while he leaches.
Ito is earnest, humorous, eloquent and
forcible and a 'dear and lucid talker,
with a well developed appreciation of
No admission will be charged Thurs
day night and the people of both rUce
are cordially invited.
Union Delegates Elected.
I he Farmers' Hxecutive Committee
Operative Union held an interesting
meeting on Friday with R. 1). Hoyd
acting president and c. a. Power ? < c
retary. There were representatives
from twelve sub-unions. Tin- usual
routine of business was transacted and
the the following delegates woreeloclcd
to attend the Slate Union, Which con
venes at Columbia fourth Wednesday
in this month: R. 1?. Hoyd, .I. II. Whar
ton and H..I. C. Curry. A call mccl
Ing will be hi Id July 17th to consider a
question that is of much importance to
the members Of sub-unions and they
are earnestly requested to send a full
delegation to same.
OF BAILEY'S BANK
I Will Become tlio People's
Hank of Clinton.
JULY DIVIDENDS PAID
Celebration of the Fourth"?DoaOi <?f
Mrs. W. M. Sumerol Sad Evcnl
of the Week.
Clinton, July 7. Tho first of July
was signalized l>y tin* nay tuen! of a I
per cent, semi-annual dividend by tho
Clinton Cotton Mills on a capital of
$1100,000 ami a semi annual dividend of
.U per cent on $0(1,(100 by the Pirat Na
tional Hank. Both these concerns are
There is a movement on fool to reor
ganize Bailey's Hank into the People's
Bank of Clinton. This bank is the
property of Mr. M. S. Bailey and Mr.
W. .1. Bailey and they have announced
their intention of winding it up in order
to devote all their time to their large
cotton mill interests. The shares of
the ne.v bank will lie $100 each and no
one holder will 1)0 allowed more than
twenty. The probability is thai Mr.
Hutler II. Boycl will be president. Sev
eral names have been prominently men
tioned for the position of cashier. Sub
script ions are coming in well and if is
the plan to open up for business the
first of ? ictober.
A sad funeral held hero on Sat
urday afternoon in the worst,
part of a heavy rain storm wan
that of Mrs. Rosa Tyndalo Sumerol,
wife of Mr. W. M. Sumerol. The sor
\ ice was held in the Baptist church, of
which Mrs. Sumercl was a prominent,
member, a member of the choir and a
teacher in the Sunday sc hool. Tin: pas
tor, the Kev. <'. Lewis fowler, con
ducted the sad service and the inter
ment was made in the Presbyterian
Mrs. Sumercl had been critically ill
for several weeks, the physicians pro
nouncing her disease gastritis. There
were some complications which ren
dered her recovery doubtful from the
Her father, Mr. P. It. Tyndalo, of
Atlanta, and her three brothers, Mr.
Ollie Tyndalo and Mr. Lovi Tyndalo, of
Atlanta, and Dr. Eugene I*'. Tyndalo,
of Indiana, wore with her at the end,
as was also her sister, Mrs. John Fer
guson, of Clinton.
The Fourth of July is always, ob
served in Clinton and this year was no
exception to the rule. All hough it was
Sat unlay all business suspended until <>
o'clock. People celebrated the day in
various ways, such as fishing, hunting,
picnics, barbecues, skating, and so
forth. \ large crowd attended the
I ,\ dia mills cclchral ion.
The skating rink here has been ex
ceedingly popular and everyone stands
a good chance of meeting his or her
best friend at it.
Ml . J. I). Jacobs entertained the lit
lie folks in honor of Mr . B. F. Town
send's children, of Anderson, last, week.
Miss B. Copeland entertained her III
tie friends one afternoon recently.
Mrs. J. A. Bailey entertained tho
Friendly Dozen last. week.
There are si ill a number of visitors
KOUKTII OF JULY
AT WATTS MILLS.
Junior Order United American Mechanics
Raise Mflg and Present School
Although t he fourth of July was a
\ try rainy, disagreeable day, ii was
celebrated in some manner at a number
of places iii this county. There were
no exercises of any kind in the city of
Laurens, but a very interesting and
entertaining! program was carried out.
at Watts Milis, in the suburbs, the
chief feat in. of which was the Hag
raising by the Junior Order of Ameri
can Mechanics, accompanied by the
speech of the lion. R. A. Cooper. Mr.
Cooper dolivorod a very appropriate,
well-timed address and presented tho
I Watts Mills School a bible, the usual
form and custom of tin- Mechanics on
such occasions. The bible was accepted
in a speech delivered by Mr.B.W.Nash,
in behalf of the school. A barbOCUO
dinner was served and two games of
base ball helped to make up the day's
The ball games were between Clinton
and Watts Mill . In tho first contest
; linton Mill was victorious by a score?
of >> to 1, while in the afternoon the
Watts Mills boys took tin- game, shut
ting out the Clinton team, the score
l>' ing ? to o. A InrgO crowd of people
j spent the day at the mill village, and
' from reports it was an all-around en
Death of fl Voting Woman.
News was received here yesterday of
the death of Mrs. Luki Coleinan Red
tlick, wife of Dr. M. K. Roddick, at.
Fountain Inn Sunday night. Mrs. Red
dirk had he. n ill for several weeks.
The body was interred in the cemetery
lilt Beulah church Monday afternoon,