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THE REV. S. C. TODD
FOREVER AT REST
Young Missionary Passed
Away In this City,
WAS AT HOME ON VISIT
F uneral Was Meld Saturday Morning,
Dr. J. I). Pills Leading in
The announcement Thursday night
of the death of the Itev. S. c. Ten? at
Hi" home of his mother, Mrs. .ianii
Todd Clarke, Kast .Main street, came
as a shock and surprise to all. al
though it was known to many thai
ho was quite ill and had been lor s> v
oral days. The news carried sadness
to the hearts of hundreds of Lnureus
friends and relatives who have known
him from childhood and to other hun
dreds and thousands who knew and
loved him as a man. Christian ami
minister. As lie was honored in lift
by his own people many of these wer.
permitted to pay tribute to his mem
ory Saturday when the last sad rites
were held t 'rout the First IJapliut
church and Closed ai the city cem
\ "friond"' of the deceased has fur
nished The Adverti..er with tiro fol
lowing beautifully written skotch of
Mr. Todd'H lifo:
Itev. Samuel Charllon Tod.I. sou ol
Samuel It. Todd, Jr., and .iuuic Sulli
van ( larko, was horn al Charllon
I lull. Laurons county, s. c Noveiubor
oik, ISYU. Mi was tie- grandson of
('apt, Washington Sullivan and Sam
ii I It. Todd. Sr. lie wan educated
i ; South Carolina college.
II" was married to Miss Mnggh
lloyd of this city, .Inn. I0i 18011. sin
dl d in oil" year, leaviu ? -. an iufanl
.on. v.lm only survived live months.
Charllon fell the call lo Iho minis
Irj while in collogo, but did not yield
io it until alter the death of his young
wile ami babe,
lie was licensed to preach in the
lall of Is!'I. served II pastorale for n
short lime, Iben feeling thai God
would have him go out into a broader
wider lieid of labor, ho became ait
OVaugollst. Through his ministry in
this and other States, under the bless
in^ of tiod. many souls were brought
lie associated himself lor sovornl
yenrs with the Christian Missionnr.i
Alliance and was made their Held
superintendent in the South. While
in tiiis work he met with Mrs. Lillian
Iteoves, a very noble consecrated mis
slonary just. Jtomn from China. In
August, INOfl, they were married- In
1002, he was called to Iho pastoral*
of iho Baptist church in Vlnevllle,
while here, serving most accepts
bly, ami Usefully, (lie cull came clear
ami Strong from Cod lo go out ami
help tin- suffering millions in South
They re..ponded and won I out, wbol
|y Irtisllng In God for their support,
im before leaving this church, by
llielr earnest appeals, an impetus was
given, all over the Slate to mission
work. Their church Was accustomed
lo glVe only $10(1 yoarlj lo missions,
was led by lb em to give $2.1500.
\n ndvlsory hoard lor this mission
work was formed, consisting of c. k
Mason of Charlotte, ,\. c president;
I1', i.. Mollory of Macon, tin., secretary
Mr. ami Mrs, Todd wonl out in 100'!
and he:.an work in Maceo, t'liina and
in a few weeks God honored their
fidelity by giving them souls for their
Most wonderfully the work pro
gressed; hostility to the gospel chang
ed to love and missions w ie formed
In oilier places. And the money for
lliolr support came without the asking,
.\|r Mnlltjry, the BeCI'Otary and treas
urer said, during his visit hero, thai
$20,000 had boon given him. without
sollclinlioii for this work, besides
SOVornI thousands sent directls lo
(' 11 hut.
After five years of labor there Mr.
Todd came home in the interest of
the work, leaving his bl'UVO, devoted
Wife at the front in this battle for
Arriving on I lie Pacific const July
mil. he Tilled many appointments ai!
along the way. did not ronch [?aureus
until tlx lasi oi August; remained
only otio week with hi iiioile i' and
nianj frlonds, then wem out lo his
loved work again.
He lunged to live to labor for the
needy but our Father, who is "too
afflict" decreed otherwise and 111
wise to on and too good to willingly
humble submission we say. "even so.
Fntlu r, for so ii seemed good in Thy
lie came home September 30th.
i|uito bIcU; i'is illness developed Into
Typhoid fever. After Buffering
greatly from heart failure, oil Thurs
day. October 15th, at !>:ihi o'clock, p.
in., ho passed peacefully Home to
rest. And so Ho givclh His beloved
.Sleep." . '
"ll.ii I would that #'0 ^hoid/l^gin
d< rslaiid, brethren, that. the*, tfangs
which happened unto me have fallen
out rather unto the Atrthernnce of the
gospel." God buries his workmen
bul carries on Ills work.
To the lonely wife so far away and
to the mother loving friends extend
Funeral services were helc in the
home, then in the First Baptist < llUI'Cl.
conducted by the Rev. J. I). Pitts, as
sisted by Rev. L. M. Roper and R. K.
.Neighbor of Spartanburg, Rev. W.
13. Thnyer and Rev. N. J. Holmes.
a solo. "I'll go where you want me
to go" was beautifully sung by Mrs.
C. 13. Mason of Charlotte, N .C . The
choir sane, the hymns that Mr. Todd
loved, th< n the casket was opened and
mt.ny friends gathered about and
looked upon the face of the brave,
devoted young missionary who in his
short In? of 3S years had accomplish
ed so much. He was laid to rest in
our <illy Cemetery, to await the coining
Ol our Su\ loUl' in the Fast.
"For wo know thai all things work
together for rood to thotn that lov<
t he follow in; out of town friends
and relatives nttouded (he funeral
('apt. (S. \V. Sullivan, Willinmston,
3. c.: Mrs. J. c. Fenthert-lono, Ander
son; Mrs. c. c. Garlingtou and Miss
Lydio Garlingtou, Columbia: Mi*. Geo.
s. Goodglon, St. Matthews, s. C.: Mr.
and Mrs. c. I?:. Mason. Charlotte; Mr.
I F. I.. Mnllory, Macon: Itcv. L. M. Ro
per and Rev. R. 13. Neighbor Spartan
burg; Rov. .1. !). I'iits. Illackvillc;
Mr. and Mrs. N. .). Holmes, Attainont.
( Ol.. T. I>. DARLINGTON, MANAGER
j f.auics- Man hade Millinger el' Rig
Col. Phos. I). Darlington of this city
has been made manager of the South
ern department of The Coe-Mortimer
comp! ii,*. nl New York and Charles
ton, his duties as such commencing
lite Ill'Hl Of October. The Coe-Mol -
timer com pan) Is the oldest fertilizer
.'oncoril in tin* country, having been
organized in i>.">7. ii has two ui
vlslons and two offices, the Southern
livision embracing the territory from
Virginia to Florida, with ofllces at
('ha rlesl on.
Col. Darlington has been made the
manager of this entire Southern di
vision ami for a Him* had under ad
visement the matter of moving to
Chni'lostou. However, ho decided to
remain in Lnurens, the liest place in
the State, and .spend only a pari of
his time In tho sea-coast city. Col.
Darlington Bays ho will still ho hi
this section of the State to supply his
friends with "the best fertllzei'H of
all grades and kinds." His duties
at the head office will not require his
entire time, hence he will continue to
look after ! is truth* through the
.in*) l.Nt for November.
'i ho Court of Common Plop.s will
convene on Monday, November 2nd,
with Judge Memm Inger presiding.
Following is Hie list of jurors:
I Hnl?: W. P. Thomnsolt, c L Rob
ertson, j. II. Rail, .1. L. Power. It. F.
Simpson. I. 13, Wham.
Wat. rloo: p. O. Smith. \V. I. Miller,
i. p.. ion. s. j. c. Smith, W. II. Ctll
bortson, t. .T, Colemnn, II. c. Sims.
M. d. Mitchell, i. II. Wharton.
.luck's: p. m. Pitis.
Sullivan's: Samuel Roll, P. J. Ro
per, i. o. Rldgeway, j. a. Malton, w.
d. Owlngs, j. t. Madden. W. C, Deck.
Hunter's: L. II. Davidson, d. f?,
Trlbblo, i. m. Pitts
Sculll. tow It: I. ! I. Hipp. W. d. Pal
Lnurens: c. Robertson. W. p.
Owlngs, s t. Taylor, '/,. it. Trnyiihnin,
?I. o. c. Flomlng.
Young's: It. R. P.am-it. John L.
Jones, O. C. Cox.
Mr, Carlos Mosi Inj of W'offord,
pent Hie week end will) tri", parents,
.Mr. and Mrs C. 1). Moseley.
HELD AT CLINTON
Addresses Delivered by Rev. Mr. Ihayer
and Mr. Fealherstone Which
Aroused New Interest.
Clinton, Oct. 20.?Sunday evening
all the churches of Clinton wore clos
ed In order that their congregations
might attend the Temperance Rally
at the Carolina Memorial chapel of the
Thornwell orphanage. The minis
ters of the various churches took part
in the exercises, and a very large nit
diene?.' indicated the general inte rest
aroused. The speakers were the
Hon. C. C. Fealherstone and the Rev,
W. K. Thayer. Moth gentlemen made
excellent and forceful addresses and
held the interest of the crowd.
Mr. Fealherstone was already
known in Clinton where he lias many
warm admirers. Mr. Thayer was
heard by a Clinton audleno<> for the
first lime and made a decided Im
pression by his clear incisive reason
ing and his pleasing manner. There
is little doubt that the meeting was of
decided value to the cause of prohi
bition in Laurens county because i'
aroused the interest and enlisted the
active support of a number of men
who would otherwise probably have
failed to vote on third of next Novem
her. There is not the lonsl doubt
that Clinton is a prohibition strong
hold first, last, and all the time. Thir
ty years under 'he leadership of a
minister of the gospel Clinton people
abolished the liquor shops which had
heel) the curse of the village, and to
day the town has a reputation for so
briety and integrity of which its citi
zens are proud.
The Rev. Mr. Hodges is conducting
a serfes of meetings at the Methodist
church. These services are held
lwic<> daily, at throe o'clock in the
afternoon and half past seven in the
evening. They will continue through
this week. During the four years In
has been in charge of the Clinton
circuit Mr. Hodges has greatly en
deared himself to the people of Clin
ton and the regret Is general that bo
will not be here longer than nest
Mr. Henry Wharton of Waterloo
and Miss Bettle Beasloy were married
Wednesday night at the bride's home
in Bal68burg. Mr. Wharton has
many friends in the county who will
extend cordial and sincere congratu
Another Lntorpriso for Laurens.
Mr s. i.. Richardson of Oeonoe
county who operates several largo
saw mill plants in the lower part of
the Statt*, has leased a portion of the
Robortson property, near the Laurens
Bonded Warehouse, for the purpose
of opening a lumber yard her-. Mr
Richardson will be ready for busl
ness as soon as the necessary lumber
sheds o: ?> be erected Thus another
enterprise is lo he added to UlO list
Miss Sue OwlngH of Owlngs was in
the City Friday.
Count} Teachers: Will Reorganize.
All teachers in Lauren8 county uro
requested to meet in tie- Court house
at Laurens, Saturday. Oct. ill. I00K,
for the purpose of ro-orgnnl/.lng the
Laurens County Teachers Association.
County organizer. Miss Bessie Ilm!
gens, also requests me to announce
that the school improvement nssochi
lion will be organized at die meeting,
and she especially desires to have all
the old Officers and members of the
association attend this meeting.
Olheers will be elected for both as
SOCiations and a program arranged
for the next meeting in November,
Come and get the first inspiration so
that great results may be obtained
during the scholastic year 1008*00,
R, W. Nash.
Chairman Kxecnlive Committee,
Croat Picture Today.
Fdison's great picture "Ingoninr.
The Barbarian." will be shown at tin*
electric theatre this afternoon and to
night. This film is I .nun feet long,
and shovvH a series of most beautiful
scenes telling in picture an interest
ing love Story, ll Is a great picture
and everybody should see it.
The Clansman Here,
Friday evening at the opera house.
The Clansman was presented to prob
j ably the largest audience gathered
there In many months. The piny is
food, ami evidently pleased Ilm inn
I Jorlty of the audience.
LAUKENS WILL VOTE
ON THE DISPENSARY
Supreme Court Dismisses Petition and
Grants Demurrer l;ilcd by
Laurens county will vote on the dis
pensary question Tuesday, Novcmboi
the third, so says the Supreme Court of
South Carolina, in session last Satur
day. The court heard a petition on
the part of the County Dispensary
Board, praying thai the election com
missioners be restrained from holding
the election; tho commissioners tiled ?.<.
demurrer which tho court sustained.
However the Supreme Court did not go
into the main points of the petitions,
since they have adequate remedy at
law for any contest should they deem
the election illegal. Consequently, the
election will be held, and if contest is
waged, then the courts will consider
the points raised.
In behalf of the election commission
ers, Respondents in the proceedings,
the following demurrer wa submitted:
"The respondents demur to the peti
tion herein on the ground thnt said peti
tion fails to state such facts as entitle
the petitioners to the relief prayed for,
for the following reasons:
"(a) That under the law tho county
supervisor is vested with certain dis
cretion of a quasi-judicial nature, in
that he has to determine tho number of
qualified electors in the county at the
time tho petition was Hied, and the
numbci of qualified electors on tho pe
tition, and these re * . idents respect
fully submit that when he has so aided
the determination reached by him will
not be interfered with by this Court in
an equitable proceeding upon an ap
plication for injunction, t" which'pro
ceeding the supervisor is nol a party.
And these respondent: allege that the
supervisor for Laurens is a necessary
party to this proceeding.
"(b) These respondents allege that
the petition fails to state any facts en
titling the petitioners t.> the relief
which they seek in equity in that it
fails to show any peculiar damage or
injury to themselves in their individual
rights or otherwise, by the holding of
an election. And these respondents
submit that if the action can be main
tained at all it should bo brought in the
name of the Slate.
(el Thcso Hcspondcnis uhinlt thai
the petitioners ha\ a plain, adequate
and complete reined; law, for the
redress of I lud I1 supposed wrongs, by
contest before the comity hoard ol
canvassers, appeal therefrom In 111>?
state board, and by Wrll oi oertidrari.
And these respond'ni.- deiij Hie |uris
dlction ol this ( burl i?< Intci fet >?.
equity, by Injunction.
"(d) Those respondent:' further al
lege that lite petition fail: to state n
cause of action, for the reason that it
does noi sliow any Irrejii rah e injury
lo the petitioner |>, ||;(< ||[)l(llllg of
the election, which Is sought 10 be
restrained. And further for (he rea
son thill the petitioners' supposed in
jury max never materialize, foi il in
t he elect ion lln d| pciisur.i should he
retained, then no injury, in facti will
result to ihem.'"
After the rendlhg <>r the petition l>>
Mr. Cannon ami (he demurrer and re
turn by Mr. Cooper, and after iil'gtl
mom by Messi . Cuiinon for the peti
tioners, C?qpci f nd Ferguson for tile
respondent .-. and llleui;e foi (he peti
tioners, the Churl look a rooe for
ion minutes, ami upon i-ccoin'enlhg
tho Chief .1 ii i |e< i end t lie opinion til
the Court sustaiiiilnj (ho r|i murre:'
and dismissing the etiso. The el of
tion oil the db pen n r\ In Lnurens
will nccordinj ly he held on November
the day of the general election, and
til? people vvlll decide whether or nol
the dispensary Is lo ho retained in
TllO order of t he ?'ourl I ii foh
Stale of Soul h ( :i im in a. 11| I he
Supremo court. April term, >
Fighth Circuit, Laurens County, .!. \V,
LltUo el al. pet It I.i... \ s. ('. I).
Rarksdjiio, 01 til n spomleni
After hoili inc. |he petition foi' in
Junction, and nliidinIts in support
thereof, the demurrer to Hi petition
ami argument ol counsel fhei'eoil, the
Court Is of the opinion that the poll
Hollers have i, plain ami adequate
remedy nl Ihtt. ami (hat no properly
j rights ine Ihvoln ?! ju Uifylng (ho In?
lorfereiiee of Ibis Courl with the
eleel ion In in hue i ion.
it is, (lioroforc, qrd< r< i tit.it the tie
inurrot' bo sustained and the |>otltlon
Y. J. Pope, 0. J.
Ira iv Jones, A. J.
C A. Woods. A. J.
October 17. 1908.
Justice Gary was not present Sat
For the petitioners Messrs, Cuunon
and Blouse argued the points named
in the petition printed last week stress
ing the illegality of the registration,
contending that there wen? no qualified
electors between LUX. and 1008.
Col. Ferguson and Mr. K. A. Cooper
argued simply that the Supreme Court
had no jurisdiction in the matter, that
the Supervisor, a quasi-judge had issued
the order of election and that there was
full mid adequate remedy nt law for
the petitioners after the election.
Indies In Ihne Ba/aar.
The King's Daughters are now
quite active in their efforts to raise
money for the city hospital. One of
.heir undertakings Is a bazaar that
will he held over Copeland's store on
Thursday morning and evening ol
this week. Both dinner and supper
will he served in addition to the mini
In :- of booths where all kinds of de
si ruble things may he purchased.
Kvery man. woman ami child in Lau
rens is expected to visit the bazaar
on Thursday of this week.
Bullding Neu store Fronts.
Work has begun, and is well under
way on the new store fronts In the
firming building. An extra tine
gray pressed brick is being used; large
show windows will he placed, ami the
building when completed will present
a si riklng appearance,
< (?1 ton Mouse Burned.
'I he cotton house of Mr. T. >l. Ki win
ot the Trinity section was destroyed
logoliu i wth a hah- ami a half of seed
cotton ami the seed of live hales.
Origin of the lire is unknown.
lite I,aureus Market.
1 . I.in
0 ., .
Butiei* .17 '/<?
Swoel Potatoes .00
TU I \i:V?S Plttm B \Bl \ CltKKK.
I'lie People of the Itiibuu Section Will
Vote for Prohibition.
Itahun, Oct. 10, Farmers an- Ink
iic; advantage of the line weather ami
soon the crops will he harvested.
There have been several light frosts
recently, especially in low places and
mi i In- streams.
Since the recent rain some ol the
farmers have boon busy sowing oats.
Mr, i A. Mahon has a line patch ol
cotton which will make a bale lo ilie
Orphanage day was observed by the
Itabun people, quite a number going
In the cotton pickings given by Mesi n
Downs .Mahon and Walker Cray.
We are sorry to report Hint Mr.
si,iii Mahon still continues qullc
sick at his home near Dublin.
The Itabun Sunbeam Socletj Inn
-t:.N'd in oil its third year of work,
under the leadership of Mrs. it ii
Mahon ami Gillie Sumerel. (llllie
having recently boon elected president
of the society to succeed the former
president, H. c. Godfrey, resigned.
Itev. Mr, Watson preached a fine
sermon on temperance Sunday after
noon at Rubuu,
Most Of the people are in fa Vor of
prohibition in ibis community ami it
(lie sincere wish of your corns
I "in!, iii and many others t lint t he
? uming olOCtlon will forever remove
the liquor traffic from tlie; fair county
Ml'. W. D Owens has recent ly had
his house painted and other improve
Federal Court Jurors.
The following Laurens men are in
(Sreenvllle this week serving as jurors
in the Federal court which comm. nr
oil there Tuesday:
Grand, R, T, Wright. Petit, s I),
Darlington, ,1, P, Billard, i T Craw
ford, and GCO. C. Carter.
He Prepared In Vole,
it Is doubtless already well known
that in order to vote on November the
third it win in' necessary to have a
registration certificate ami tax re
('Olpi, bill it is Well that the people be
o reminded. Lei every voter brim;
both his receipt ami certificate and
show them, whether so requested or
llOi . It W ill he |||i gal lo \oie other
LAURENS GIVES TO
Addil ionn I Contribution s
by Lnurens [People.
THE TOTAL IS $220.78
Mr. Jim. B. Brooks Semis Another Check
fur Anuuuils Collected to
Laurens count) lias contributed
$220.7N lo the llryun campaign fund,
ihis luuouut having I??? ?'11 Beul through
Hi,' varlouH agencies lo The Btnle.
on Monday Mr i H. Hrooka sent a
check for (Mt.oo, collected from the
.lohn A. ItnrkBdale .$
Alex. .1. Smith . 1.00
hr. \. .1. Christopher.fid
c. A. Itrowniug, .lr. fi.oo
U. \. i'oopor iadditlonali .... i.00
.1. it. I (rooks i lUldltlonal). I 00
.1. II. Sullivan . 1.00
A. I*. K?*ll?-it .Ml
(i. Mit II .
\v. I?. Ferguson (additional) .. .at
YY. I'. Walker .?'.<>
\V. W. Colli?-r . 1.00
c. s. Fuller .Mi
.1. I. i lilkersou i addll hinal >.Ml
Ituv. .i. i>. Oroul .r?o
Kulph Torry .fio
M, I. Copeland .?"?<?
Chalmers Armstrong . 1.0i)
C. (). Shell .fiO
Iir. i ii. Tongue <addllhuial>.. .fin
. .1, \\ Thompson .-.ii
j c. c Feathorstonc i a,l.Iii ional > 1,00
J. it Minter . 11.00
(leo. Ii. IMlts . 1.00
W. <;. LaiieaHlor (additionali.. .fin
?lohn M. Cannon .Mi
W. II C.llkerson, Jr. UM)
It. M, Wasson .i .
A. M. Oaldwoll .
Karl Wilson .fiO
Columbus owngs .2 >
S, 10. Honey . LOU
W. .1 Copcluild .r.o
John F. Itoli i addll ional i . I en
j It. C I >a\ is i additional i . i ,00
J. V. Murray . |.(1(1
T. I >. I (arliugtoii . I en
It A. Itnhh ( a (id i i ion a I i.:,u
Cll Ii . .11
j J. VV. Dunklin .50
; Itev. \V. 10. Thayer . I.no
O. It. WaiKins .Ml
I It, 11 lloyd .
: It, o llairstoii
10 \ Hamilton
.1 \V. P-ierson
.1 P. Sexton
l It. Sprdiise
I A An lift
I M. Cray . . .
I). A. Davis, (additional i..'.n
' W i me .
' W. II. Dial . I'M
W. C. Irin
II. It. Ciiti.in.;,n
W. j?. Childless ....i
It. 11. 15.11 . i.oo
S .1 ('i aig i a Mil ional i.:.0
10. K Power .",o
?I. T. Langston .jjfi
W P I trow11 . ?,(?
It. X c iiiiingham .:.o
M. (J. .1
; I loll ry Shell . ?>;,
T, Ii, MOnroe . ..*,o
C 10. Ora.\ i addi ional i .fin
W. It. Knight . I im
10. II. A dab .;,?
A. W. Teague . I on
; -lohn (!uiiullig!iuni . I .no
I? C Mcnaurili .;,n
II I. Well .
A. I.. I ludgeiiB.;,o
, i. x Iliidgens .r,o
. I .oft
i oiai . no
(hainher ni Co mine reo VI ret lug.
\ itieeting oi the Chaluher of Coin*
nieree is called for Friday nighi. Oct.
28rd, at s o'clock, Hoverai innttorii
of Importance will he brought up and
a full attendance is urged, \ftei llio
completion of tin- business, refresh
ments w ill bo served |)J i he ladies of
; I he Civic I ..'ague.
Street Work Progressing,
Large forces of hands are diligi
at work on Main Blreel hoi h in the
direction of the depot and out West
Main pavllig the sidewalks and laying
J brick. Judging from the pleasing
progress hekyg made ii seems that at
: least most \ the principal bIreels of
Hi" ciiy will be paved b\ Hie line ol
the Method! i eoiiforonro in v.. t?in