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rURMAN MI!N (iATIIhR
AT BANQUET BOARD.
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praise; the value of the contribution in
manhood which Furman University has
made to the good of the State, the na
tion and the world.
THE PRESENT day OBLIGATION.
"The splendid record of the past en
joins upon us, as no mere exhortation
could do, the obligation of maintaining
in tho enlarged I'urnran of today the
ideals andthespirit <>f the earlier years.
Who are the mon upon whom this re
sponsibility rests? The present faculty
of course; and we wish we could intro
duce these men one by one to all our
Baptist people. In their special train
ing for the positions which they occupy
they represent Harvard, Yale, Johns
Hopkins, Cornell, Colby, U dvcrsity of
Chicago. University of Pennsylvania.
University of Virginia, University of
Wisconsin, in this country; and Cam
bridge (England), Paris (trance), Leip
zig and Herlin (Germany), abroad.
"It will be seen that these men are
fully competent to maintain the stan
dard set by Furman, Judson, Reynolds
and Edwards. The arts degrees offered
by the University today are standard
and represent a sound, liberal education.
POUB LINES OK EXPANSION,
"There are four lines of expansion
which lie before us calling us to In
creased devotion to the largest single
enterprise conducted in coin mon by the
Baptists of South Carolina. These are,
viz.: 1st. Endowment; 2nd. Loan Fund;
.'Ird. Courses of Study; and Ith. New
Buildings, of course expansion in
these lines will be accompanied by a
steady, but we hope not too rapid, in
crease in the number of students.
" The present endowment amounts to
about $150,000. Before the last pay
ment on the 1903 subscriptions falls
due, December 1st, 1907, wo shall have
collected upwards of S'.l?.noo on those
subscriptions. The Ceneral Education
Board of New York has ottered to add
$25,000 to our general endowment in
case we collect $125,000 in full on the
1903 subscriptions, and $50,000 for a
new Science Hall by January 1st, 1909.
It will be seen that success under these
terms will carry our general endow
ment to $200,000 and beyond. This
looks like a large sum. but it will still
be inadequate t;? the enlarged needs of
the institution. We need at once a
gymnasium, to which a single subscrip
tion of $1,000 has already been receiv
ed; and a building for our science de
partments. It has been suggested that
this latter building be called "The
James C. Furman Hall of Science." It
should include laboratories for chemis
try, biology, physics and electricity,
astronomy and psychology, and a mu
seum of natural history. Here is in
volved an increase in the professorial
stair of at least two full professors
with an assistant for each. Another
full professor in history and political
science is an immediate and pressing
necessity. So that it will be necessary
for US to press on with the endowment
of tin- institution as rapidly as possible
to the $500,000 mark.
"With the increase of the student
body which this material expansion will
certainly secure, it will be increasingly
necessary to provide aid for worthy
young men who have brains and pluck
and no money. At present our availa
ble loan fund, for others than ministe
rial students, amounts to about $3,000,
and only the interest of some of this
money can he distributed. The ideal
plan for the aiding of the young men is
to lend them without interest sufficient
money to put them through college, the
loans to hear interest from the date of
their graduation, hi t!,;s way a con
siderable capital could he invested in the
best of all securities, vi?.., manhood.
A sum of $20,000 could he administered
by the faculty in litis way in the very
nobles? service In the' Kingdom of
TIIK NE\N l.tlUtAUY HUM.DING.
The new library building was opened
for inspection on Juno 5, 1907. It rep
resents in cost and endowment an addi
tion of $38,000 to our plant. It has
been much admired by nil who have
seen it. In interior finish and general
appointment for library purposes, it is
probably unsurpassed * in South Caro
lina. Its one remaining need is books!
books!! books!!! These will be purchas
ed by the faculty, after consultation
with library committees throughout the
country, as rapidly as the funds will
allow. Several classes of the alumni
have already sent in contributions for
the purchase of books. There is no
director way in which the alumni can
help the institution just now than in
gathering class contributions for the
purchase of b > >ks.
a CALL a CHALLENGE.
The facts here brought together con
stitute a call and a challenge. The
South Carolina Baptist State Conven
tion has hero a great enterprise in its
hands, a great and growing and qurte
incalculably useful enterprise of funda
mental and essential importance to the
progress of our people It en?hrines as
no other enterprise does or can ever do
the traditions and spirit of our history
in this State: the great names of that
lustory are forever linked with Furman
University. These great spirits of the
past who rule us from their urns and
who invested hero their love and pray
ers and gifts invite us of the present
generation to join them in their
service of all coming generations by
like investments of love and prayers
A prosperity such as they never su.%'
has dawned upon us: resources beyond
their dreams arc at command. And
they challenge ur* to do with our means
as well as they did with theirs. Men
and women of South Carolina who love
Christ and their fellows can win no,
surer title to the gratitude and venera
i tion of coming generations than by
linking their names with Furman Um-i
versity, and joining hands to make the |
University what the opening future
As compared with such a use of our
resources, the building of private fort
unes is despicable indeed, which, as Mr.
Carnegie has lately said, "ministers
not to any taste worthy of man." Sure
ly the time cannot be far off when
individuals, some of whom are reading
I this article, will of their own judgment
las to wise investments and without
solicitation put their thousands into
Furman University. Of all such we
may be sure that generations to come
will rise up to call them blessed.
Personals From Mt. Olive.
Mt. Olive July 7. The incessant rains
are delaying the farm work very much
in this section.
July -Ith was spent very quietly
around here. A few hungry farmers
went to the barbecue at Ware Shoals,
fresh meat being somewhat a magnet
to the farm boys at this season.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Knight have a
very sick child.
The barbecue at Martin's Spring
which was to be on the 4th was post
poned on account of the rain until some
time in August.
We are expecting Mr. W. C. Irby,
Jr., to address our Union next Satur
day, the 11th. Other unions are invi
ted to attend.
Scholarship Examinations Held.
On Friday in the court house, the
County Hoard of Education held exam
inations for the Winthrop, Clcmson and
the University scholarships. In each
of these schools there is one vacant
scholarship and the contest Friday was
to award these. The result will be de
clared later, after the examination of
For the Winthrop scholarship there
were thirty young ladies who stood the
examination; for Clcmson thirteen
young men, and three for the Univer
sity of South Carolina.
Base Ball at Lydia Mills,
Lydia Mills. July 7. Despite the in
clement weather a very interesting pro
gram consisting of sack races, hurdle
races, w heel barrow races, foot races,
banana contest, greasy pole, egg races,
etc. was carried out at Lydia Mills on
Every one seemed to enjoy the day.
Perfect order was maintained, and all
I had a good time.
Lydia defeated Cross Keys in two
games of ball.
First game ?Lydia, runs 5, hits 4, er
rors 7; Cross Keys, runs 4, hits 6, er
rors Batteries?Lydia: Barksdale
and Young; Cross Keys: Stephens and
Stephens. The visitors scoring three
of their runs on Lydia's errors.
In the second game Lydia made 8 runs
'.? hits and 1 error; battery, Bailey and
Young. Cross Keys made 1 run, 2 hits
and 3 errors; battery, Stephens and
Stephens. Hailey was in fine shane and
pitched a good game yielding only two
hits, and a wild throw gave the visitors
their only score.
The board of directors of the Lau
rens city Chamber of Commerce met
last Thursday afternoon and re-elected
last year's oiiicers to serve for the en
suing year. They are: Dr. IL K.
Aiken, president; Dr. W. IL Dial, first
vice-president; O. B. Simmons, second
vice-president; W. R. McCuen, secre
tary, and S. J. Craig. treasurer.
I SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. f
Little Miss Carrie Jones entertained
a large number of her friends at her
home on North Harper street Friday
0 o o
Mrs. E. H. Wilkes was at home to a
number of friends Saturday evening.
Even the inclemency of the weather,
nothing deter, i d 'he seekers of an
evening's pure enjoyment at so hos
pitable a home, nor did the down-pour
of rain at all dampei the spirits of
thoi'o who braved the storm. At Mrs.
Wilkes' request, Miss Lena Cannon, of
Cambridge, Maryland, delighted her
hearer? with several musical, both in
strumental and vocal, solos, after which
Dr. and Mrs. II. K. Aiken received
hearty applause for the selection ren
dered by them. The three young
daughters of Mrs. Wilkes entertained
the guests with several well-selected
and well-rendered recitations. Punch,
ice cream and cake were served.
Those who enjoyed the evening at
Mrs. Wilkes were: Mr. and Mrs. Flem
ing Jones, Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Roper,
Dr. and Mrs. IL K. Aiken; Misses
Hattie Bentley and sister, Miss Bent
ley, of Maryland, Miss Cannon; Mr.
Ceorge Balle, Mr. S. E. Boney, Mr. J.
A. Simmons and Mr. S. M. Wilkes.
o o o
Miss Kate Smith, of Union, is the
guest this week of Miss Lillie Miller at
her home on Chestnut street. On
Tuesday evening Miss Miller entertain
ed a number of friends in honor of her
o o o
Monday afternoon at her elegant
home on West Main street, Mrs. J. S.
Bennett was the charming hostess to
the members of the John B. Kershaw
Chapter United Daughters of the Con
federacy. Heretofore during the sum
mer the Chapter meetings nave been
discontinued, but the pleasure of Mon
day afternoon's meeting assures the
members that the order adopted for
this year will be productive of unusual
pleasure. Mr:;. Bennett always suc
ceeds admirably in providing entertain
ment in a marked degree for the guests
who enjoy her hospitality. An excel
lent program was rendered, among the
numbers being some recitations by Mrs.
Bennett's two little daughters, and two
papers read by Mrs. John F. Holt and
Miss Mayme Ferguson. Mrs. Bolt's
paper, an excellent sketch of the life
os John B. Kershaw, was received with
especial enjoyment by the ladies pres
ent, as was also Miss Ferguson's selec
tion on the life of Jell'erson Davis, a
defense of his life and public acts.
The guests were served delightful
refreshments in the form of cream and
cake and grape juice.
The ladies of the Chapter present
were: Mesdames T. 1). Darlington, C.
C. Featherstone, J. F. Bolt. R. E.
Copeland. W. E. Callender,II. H. Aiken,
R, B. Bell, W. H. Dial, J. W. Bolt, J.
N. Richardson, C. M. Clarke and
Misses Mayme Ferguson, Bettie Walts,
Minnie Babb, Hattie Roland, Beulah
Balle and Julia Cilkerson.
Negro Killed on Sunday.
Sunday afternoon at Christian Hope
church, near Ware Shoals, this county,
Ceorge Teague, colored, was shot and
mortally wounded by Bob Henderson,
also colored. Teague died Monday af
I ternoon. The sheriff's office was noti
fied of the shooting early Monday morn
ing and Deputy Sheritr Sullivan spent
the balance of the day in Waterloo
( township trying to apprehend Hender
son, who lives near the town of Wa-;
Yesterday afternoon Henderson was
delivered to the shcritf by his father,
who brought the accused up from
Box Supper July I Ith.
Mr. .1. B. Benjamin, of Moutitville,
requests that The Advertiser announce
the box supper to be held at Beaver
dam Baptist church Saturday night,
July 11th, beginning at 8 o'clock. It is
for the benefit of the Sunday school
and the public generally are invited.
Mr. Moses Roman, manager of the
electric theatre, is running a voting
contest, for the most popular girl in
Laurens. With each ticket purchased
is given one vote to be cast for the girl
of your choice. The prize to be given
the winner is a handsome rocking chair.
The contest began Monday, the 6th.
You will find the largest and best line
of Hall Racks made of solid oak, beau
tifully finished in different designs and
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mrs. Cora Wharton, of Kockingham,
N. C, is visiting Mrs. J. A. Copcland.
Mr. J. C. Smith, of Waterloo, spout
Monday in the city.
Misses Madge and Willie Harris are
visiting Miss Willou Gray.
Miss Jessie Scott, of Augusta, is vis
iting Miss Reth Shell.
Miss Minnie Babb has returned from
a visit to Greenville and Bickens.
Mr. Henry Cathcart, of Columbia,
spent Sunday in the city.
Mrs. Allie Irby is visiting Mrs. Clyde
Puller in Greenwood.
Mr. Jared 1). Sullivan's announce
ment for the Legislature appears in
Mr. W. R. Ridley's announcement
for the Legislature appears in the can
didate's column this week.
Mrs. Krank Ferguson has returned to
her home in Greenville alter a visit to
Miss Willou Royd.
Mr. B. W. Martin's announcement
appears in another column of this issue
declaring his candidacy for the office of
Mr. R. Dunk Boyd's card announcing
his candidacy for the legislature ap
pears in this issue.
Miss Lena Barksdale will have this
week for Chautauqua forseveral weeks'
study and attendance upon the lecture
The Laurens base ball team plays
Spartanburg here Friday and Saturday,
July 10th and llth. Let everybody
come and help our boys lo victory.
Games at Carlington's pasture.
At the Flectric Theatre today w ill be
shown an excellent picture of the now
notorious Guinness murder horrors at
I LaPorte, Indiana, discovered sonic
j weeks ago. Sec the picture.
The Laurens County Summer Insti
tute closed a successful session last
Friday. There were ten additional
teachers enrolled the last week, making
a total of fifty teachers enrolled during
Miss Hattie Rentley and sister have
returned to their home in Laurel,Mary
land. Miss Rently has been the very
popular milliner at Davis and Roper's
for the past season.
Miss Lena Cannon, who has hern in
charge of the millinery department at
O. R. Simmons and Son's during the
past season, returned lo her home in
Cambridge, Maryland. Miss Cannon
will be back at the opening of next
season and will again fill the position at
Miss Josie Sullivan, with her friend,
Miss Etta Brand, of Willmlngton.N.C,
left today for Rrevard, where they
will be guests of Miss Nancy Clark at
a large house-party. A camp in the
Mountains will be one of C10 treats
Miss Clark has in store for her friends.
Be sure you see our line of Organs
and Pianos before you buy as \v have
them at prices that will be money saved
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Original Jesse James Show Comlt.?.
The original W. I. Swain "?)>
I James" shows is billed lo nppcar in
1 Laurens next Monday night, July
I under a mammoth rain-proof canvas
' theatre capable of seating 2,(M ? \ < r
| sons. The enormous pavilion will bo
erected on the vacant railroad lot and
the performance will be given at night
only, rain or shine.
?s an added feature the celebrated
Swain Silver Cornet Rand will give a
free concert on the show grounds at
7.4") p. m. The big show will start at
The Athens Banner of June 23rd, in
commenting upon this company, has
this to say:
"An immense audience, numbi .: f
close to two thousand people, wit lie; sen
a line performance of 'Jesso Jan s'
last night at the big Swain rain ; of
pavilion next to the Y. M. C. A. I) I
Ing and several hundred were turned
away unable to gain admission."
Prices of admission for this date only
have been reduced to 25 and 35 cents.
I See our line of Toilet Sets in diff<
designs, colors and decorations at m n
I S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & C ?
The largest and best line of Jnrdinien
in different designs, colors and si >
Also plain Flower Pols in all six.
S. M. & K. H. Wilkes & ( ...
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
WANTED?Desirable boarders. For
further particulars apply to box No.
241, Laurens, S. C. 49-2
FOR RENT at Ware Shoals, a good
storehouse, x 70 feet; well adapted
for general merchandise. Fine location
for business with mill town and large
section of surrounding country. Apply
with references to J. C. Cook, Rock
Hill, S. C. 48-4t
FOR SALE ? Two hundred and fifty
bushels of corn in the ear. S. J. Davis,
R. F. 1). 5, Laurens, S. C. 48-3t
FOR SALE Hay, Oats and Fodder.
Will deliver the above.
W. P. HARRIS,
48-2t Owings, S. C.
WANTED-20 girls to sow; board
paid while learning. We want steady
workers not for just a few weeks.
Anderson Overall Factory, O. B. Van
Wyck, Manager. 48-2t
WIFE STOLEN-Will Chandler, col
ored, height 5 feet 5 inches, with short
mustache, ran away Saturday, July
4th, with my wife, Mary Stoddard, dark
complexioned, height r> feet. Send in
formation of whereabouts to Dull Stod
dard, Laurens, S. C.
Fl >R SALE?Three milch cows,fresh l
in milk; oldest calf six weeks?young
is', two. Prices reasonable.
It .!. T. PEDEN, Gray Court.
I htfrcby announce myself a candidate
for tho Legislature, subject to the will
of the Democratic primary.
R. D. BOYD.
[ hereby announce myself a candidate
for the House of Representatives, sub
ject to the will of the Democratic pri
mary, .1A RED 1). SULLIVAN.
There will be an election by the qual
ified voters of Waterloo special school
district, for tax or no tax, at Waterloo,
S. C, on Saturday, July 18th, from 1
to '.\ o'clock p. in.
<19-2t W. H. WIIARTON, Clerk.
1 hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election as Magistrate for
Y< ing's township n approaching pri
nu ry ei< ct ion. C. T. COOK.
People of Laurens County:
i reby declare myself a candidate
a* the approaching Democratic primary
t ! . ii for tho office of one of the
members from Laurens county to the
of Representatives of the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of South
Cai' 'ina. I nave decided to run for
said olllco purely from a sense of duty.
I am opposed to the liquor dispensary
; po to be able with the help of a
large number of good people to satisfy
a 1 o majority of the voters that it
oil] ht to bo dispensed with. I will
chi ? rftllly abide the result of the pri
m?r.,- election and support the nominees
of tl I lemocratic party.
. 1. W. R. RICHEY.
BOOKS To OPEN FIRST OF JULY
'I I > attention of the public is called
loll A i of the recent Legislature,
approved the 24th day of February,
\ \ 08, which reads as follows:
AN At T to Provide for the Re-Enroll
ment and Registration of the Quali
fied Electors of this State During the
Year 1908, and to Provide Compensa
tio!: for tho Supervisors of Registra
Secli n 1. Bo it enacted by the Gen
era! Assembly of South Carolina, That
. . < ? of Registrati n in each
e< iinly "t" tho state are required to re*
enroll all the qualified elector m this
Sti to 'lin ing the yoar 1908.
? ' . in conformity with said Act the
lid I! . '.ration Rooks will be opened
I at tho olllco of Supervisors of Registra
tion, in the court house, between the
I ira of nine a. m. and t> p. m., dur
ing the months of July and August,
All persons will govern themselves
accordingly, and not fail to re-enroll as
oVided by law. The Rooks will be
oj ied on Wednesday, 1st day of July,
1908, and continue open every day in
the week. Sundays excepted, during
, months of July and August.
i. P. Caldwell, Chm'n.
T. S. I/A.NC3TON,
B. w. Landford,
-IT-1f Board of Registration.
Mrs. Denereux Tur
ner, Vocal Instruc
tress, will teach at
Mrs. Barr's, 229 Lau
rel St., Monday's and
noon and evening.
Circulars of refer
ence can be had upon
You can always find good
Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran,
best Cotton Seed Meal,
fresh water-ground Meal,
good stock of Molasses
and Syrup. Green and
Boasted Coffee, Tobacco
of all grades, Heel Sweep
and other Farm Hard
ware and Implement-,
and don't forget-all at
?wain.Mill? III I Ml
We know how to manipulate quality.
That is why the Buggies wo sell uro so
much better than every other make. In
every shaft and wheel and body there
is the proper quota of quality.
Ask some of our patrons how well
our Iiuggies wear. They will tell you.
For Buggies with quality see ts.
Laurens, S. C.
Chamberlain's Cough Romeily
Cores CoUs, Croup and Wjtooplng C< l>.
Wail! We \n ill make money for you.?J. C. BURNS & CO.
Get yourself ready for the Clean Sweep Sale of
Red Iron Racket!
TO BE THROWN ON THE MARKET July 18th, 19 08.
This Clean Sweep Sale will make money for you !
Remember the date?-Saturday, July 18th. 1OO8I
"Clean Sweep Sale"
RED IRON RACKET
Laurens, S. C.