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.THE CITY SCHOOLS
CLOSE NEXT WEEK
Final Exercises Begin Fri
day Evening, June 4.
ADDRESS BY DR. HARMS
Annual Sermon bj !>r. Sloffuti on
Sunday, .1 iiIi?- nth. The Largos!
Graduating ( lass.
The closing exercises of the Lau
rena city graded schools will begin
on Friday ni^lit. June Uli, on which
OCCa8ion the address to the graduat
ing class will be delivered by Dr. .lohn
Henry Harms, president of Newberry
college. On this same evening will
he held the various exercises by the
members of the class. . It is with
much pleasure that the people of this
city look forward to the address by
Dr. Harms, who although he has
never visited this city, has been her
alded as an orator of unusual ability,
and a deep scholar. Dr. Harms and
Prof. h. \j. Jones, superintendent of
the I.aureus schools, wer?' class mates
On Sunday. June 6lh, Will he held
the last of the closing exercises,
which will be the baccalaureate sel
tnen by the Rev. J. S. Moffatt. presi
dent of lOrskine college.
Flection of Touchers.
The session about to close has been
one of the most successful in the his
tory of the1 school, llie results of the
year's work being especially well
I leasing to the patrons and trustees.
Prof. Jones and bis corps of able
: BSlStaUtK have labored faithfully
and the result of this earnest effort
is patent. It is a matter of regret
that five of the teachers of this year s
corps will not return next session,
they having declined re-election.
Those who resigned are: Misses
Cessio Kendrick of Onffney, Julia
Webber of Converse, Daisy Hrocking
ton of VVinnsboro, Kate Glenn and
Janie Colvin of Oheslor. The teach
ers re-elected are: Superintendent B.
I.. Jones. .Misses HoSslo I'entross,
Laura Rnrksdalo, Dorcas ('alines,
Bessie llnniett, Ulla Roland, Resale
Ityrd, and ICmlly .Men;;. The last
named, .Miss Menu of this city, was
recently elected by the Newberry
hoard of trustees, but sin- has de
clined that offer ami will teach in
LaureitS again next year, much to
the gratification of the pat i ons here.
Those who will graduate ibis year.
. t '.e largest class in the history of the
-'l.ools. are: Messrs. Kugene and
Votes' Brown, and Krhcsl Machen:
und Misses Fenrl ('lardy. Bvn Colo
man, Clara Davenport. Roberta Doi -
oh, Willie Dor rob, llettlo Lake. Ten
nie Madden. Kitty Owens. Addle SllCil
ly. Mary Suliivan. Mitry TengUO, .les
> ie Thompson, and llUOgCUO Wilkes.
NEM1N01.K TO FAY DIVIDENDS.
'\ ill Issue ( hecks Eor -<> per cent On
Approved Stock Claims.
Columbia, May 20tlt, A meeting of
? e Somluole Securities company re
ceivers WU8 held here yesterday and
it was decided to pay out a dividend
,' twenty per cent next Thursday.
The clocks will be mailed out at thai
'imo |s the positive announcement
if (lie directors \Vho tiro now tilsd llt<
directors under the rodrgnnl/stloiL
'i ite nmouiti 10 lie: paid out is ,dil (I
basis of between if. I lO.yOtl and $l2(i,
LAI REINS COMPANY 'S
Insurance Commfssioncr Mc.Wuster
SuspcittS I decuse of Mate Mutual
I Ire Ensuruarc ('ouipnttj.
Insurance Commissioner F. If. Mc
Master Will be in Laurens oil Thursday
or* this week to bear the answer of fii*
state Mutual Fire Insurance Co?, why
Its license should not !><? revoked.
Somewhat as emphasizing the opin
ion, < xpressed recently by the insur
ance commissioner, that while mutual
tire Insurance companies which have
confined their operations to one coun
ty have proven almost universally suc
cessful and those which have sought
to (i<> a general state business have
been failures. Commissioner McMaster
has found it advisable to suspend the
license of the State Mutual Fire In
surance company of Laurens.
Previous to the enactment of the
law of 1008, this company had done
a general state business. L'nder the
operations ol* the law of I90S it had
to withdraw from all of the counties
except Laurens and Oreenville. Bill
it had a number of outstanding claims
In other counties, for the payment of
which policy-holders throughout the
state were liable to assessment.
Commissioner McMaster says that
while the oflicers of the company have
Sought earnestly and continuously to
Collect assessments with which to pay
losses, they have failed to do SO, and
he feels that an injustice is being done
those policy-holders who still look to
the company for protection. Hence he
has issued an order for the company
to show cause, on May 'JT. at Laurens.
why its license should not be revoked.
The former president. Mr. J. A. Austin,
died last .November and since that time
Mr. T. II. Nelson, the secretary and
treasurer, has worked as energetically
as possible, hut he finds himself un
able to <<>lleet sufficient money to pay
Mr. Me .Master says that he finds that
the company has been economically
managed, hut the oflicers have simply
been unable to meet the demands upon
Ice ('roam Supper at Itoa vet* dam.
On Saturday night, June "uh. an ice
cream supper will be given at Leaver
dam llaptisl church, mar Cold Point,
for :!n* purpose of raising funds to
purchase more hymn hooks for the
Sunday school. An attractive feature
Of tin- evenfiig's < ntortalninoni will be
a number of ipiartette selections by
Messrs. I licks. Thomason, Franks and
Koper. the male (piartette from Lau
ren-;. Let everybody come and have
a good i line.
High Schools \ ?teil.
In elections last Sat III day. Shiloh
and Oreen Pond districts voted for
high schools without an opposing vote.
At Shiloh it was il to o; and at Oreen
Pond, 10 to 0. This makes three high
schools voted in Dial'.- township dur
ing the past month.
Income Tax in Laurens.
According to Auditor McCrnvy's re
port sent to Columbia there are eight
men in Laurens county paying Ills on
their Incomes. This tax is on that
amount above a fl income. The
Laurens taxpayers are: Messrs. .1. (>.
Fh min::, o l:. Simmons. .1. II. SUIII
vnn. A. C. IlllSkell, .1... .1. W. fotld. M.
s. IIa Hey oi (Min toil. W. c. Rnsdr of
Cross Hill, and C. il. Petttts of Harris
WOODIM'IT T1MF.S is S
Pl'of. .!. I With- Willis New I
?Kill k< IIOOI I'OIi T1?MTV IoJm.i:
Patrons Uotlde to (oniplj Willi le( *
V ?l Haw Throe Teneln
In response i.? a call from the trus
tees, piitroius and friends of |h? Trin
ity Kidgo school met at the school
house en May loth, to lay plans for
the next school session. Mi-. Gco.
I., i iits. county supt. of education,
being present, was called to tln> chair
and presided over the meeting. Mr..
.1. S. George was appointed secretary.
Mr. Pitts explained fully the high
school law. After interesting talks
from Dr. A. C. Fuller. Hon. R. D.
Bo.vd, Mr. .1. W. 1). Watts and others
it was unanimously resolved to apply
to the state board of education for a
high school as provided in an Act of
limit. it was also decided to build
another class room to the school
building, and employ three teachers
for a term of eight months for next
The following resolutions were then
Resolved, That since our teachers.
Mr. L n. BUcdge nnd Miss Bessie
liudgens, have so faithfully and ef
fectively discharged their duty. we.
the trustees and patrons and friends
of Trinity Ridge school dec I re to ex
press our piatilude to them for their
faithful work done in the school room
and for their Christian examples
among our children and in our
homes. We feel that under their
mating* men! our school has reached
a standard second to none in the
county, ami that our children have
advanced rapidly under their elllelenl
lust met ions.
MB. C. V. VH'KRKY IN LAI'llKN'S.
Delivers Interesting Addresses at
Coming from the recent Laymen's
convention at Clinton. Mr. C. V.Vick
rey of New York occupied the pulpit
of the First Presbyterian church last
Sunday, both morning and evening,
and addressed large audiences on the
subject of missions. Mr. Vlckrey is
traveling over the country under the
auspices of the Presbyterian denom
ination for the purpose of Inciting
interest in the mission work. lie is
not a minister |>ttI ,-i consecrated lay
man: his addresses impressed his
hearers and doubtless much good was
done by the two services.
At the morning service Mi. Vlckrey
spoke on the sul .i -et of "lilvostmeuis",
from which h<? develop* 1 a el >nr and
logical theme that the best Investition!
of mom y. t!.::t which w ill yield the
largest dividends, Is in foreign luls
sions that the dividends were human
souls. In the evening, Mr. Vlckrey.
aide-.! by Iis motion pictures ami
scenes of the foreign countries, de
livered a powerful address on the
needs in these fields. The pictures
were beautiful, and every one of
them illustrated admirably the points
n tide by t he speaker.
Mat tin-O.h ll.
On last Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. .1. C. Martin in the Kkom
section. Miss Annie Sue Martin was
married to Mr. .las. I?. Odell, Rev. .1.
o. Martin performing the ceremony.
Itciuodelitiu First Its pt 1st tint rob.
for various reasons, the building
committee of the First Baptist church
have been itltatile to moot and open
the bids for the remodeling work
that is proposed. Bui it is announced
two ? v ?mrk stokks.
Dr. w.?. i<; i mi-I Mrs. !:. I. (iraj
Hull Ihii! mi Main Street.
Monday liiurhing work was begun
on tllO ' ? ??' I rick building Im in;:
creeled i :. West Main Stfeet by Dr.
VV. II. Dial on the site of bis former
office, tin express ofllee. und the of
Hces <>;' Anderson & Blakely, Dr.
Dial will put U|) a line, pressed bl'lek
front, two story building, leaving a
fifteen-foot alley in t ween it and the
old Hal. building. There will he
I wo store rooms on the first lloor and
offices in the second story.
Mrs. H. 1.. Cray of Cray Court, who
owns the corner property, where the
bottling works are. will erect a two
story building similar to that planned
by Dr. Dial.
Pupils Mllsf Stand rxaniln.it inns.
The filial examinations In tin- city
graded school* begin on Wednesday
of this week. The superintendent
desires to < all attention that pupils
will not l>e promoted to the next
higher grade unless they remain for
these examinations. All pupils who
have stopped s<).ooi during the past
month and desiring to return at the
beginning of next session should re
turn for tlnse linal examinations If
they desire a trial in the next higher
Sheriff M. M. Huford on Wednesday
took a very pleasant trip to Itarksdale,
in Daun ns county, to attend the mar
riage oi' Miss Claudia Oxner to Mr,
Press Devore, of (freenwood.
Mrs. Devore, the bride, is a daugh
ter of Mr. Uuford's friend. Mr. M C.
Oxner. and the sheriff says he had
one ot the most delightful visits on
this occasion that he ever remembers
of having in his lite. lie met a num
ber of old fri< nds and acquaintances
whom he had not seen in some years,
and they all gave him a warm wel
come, and it was a great pleasure to
him to he with them.
Mr. Devore. vvlio married his
frnnd's danehter, is a tine young
business man of Greenwood. The
ceremony was performed by Itev. Mr.
Dubose. N< Merry Herald and N'ews.
iii's \ I.u*in:\s i.inuktox.
Visit-, ( hiirloffc and (.'els Mixed I p
v Ith m Iii? Kolks.
The Sparttuibui'ii .lotiritlil of Sahir
with the reeeiil (>:' I'resideni Tali
to Charlotte Which Is of local Int. rest,
for Oflle<U' L?ngsten i'eferrcd to Is a
nati.e of I.niireils. being the Soli Of
Policeman .lohn T, Dnugstou of inis
city. The Journal's story follows:
Private Mace (.ungston of the Spar
tlinbtirg police department, one Of the
four policemen from tills city who was
loaned to charlotte while President
Wililfih] II- Tllft was in Charlotte on
Thursday, would not 1? t (Sovernor
Kitchln of North Carolina and Senator
Overman see the president when they
called at the S( Iwj II hotel.
"When the president arrived at the
Selwyn he was assigned to his room
mid Private l.niigslon was assigned
to duty in trout of the door of the
president's room with Instructions not
to let liny one into the room. IdltC a
sentinel, firm and erect, tin' Spartan
CEI EBRAYEl) MS
II r. \ . .1. Cullicrl) "ii of I)! < in lias
lb ached Itipr Old VgO hauj
MoutltVillc, May L'.lli. It v. as (hi.
correspondent's good fortune und
idoiiHUt'c ii> ntteud a gathering ami
picnic dinner in honor of the SOth
birthday of Mr. Y. ,1, Culhcrtson <>i
tOkom last Sunday, 2ilrd lust. Ii has
been the custom for a number of
years of his children, grandchildren,
and other relatives ami friends to
gather at his home in annual celebra
tion of this day.
On this occasion Sunday there were
present all his children, who are nine
in number, four daughters ami live
sons, a large number of grandchil
dren, two Bisters, and t|ultc a number
of other relatives and neighbors.
Among the many gtlCKtS were ("apt.
and Mrs. II. V. Fuller of lloUCil I'ath
and Miss lhankie Ctllbcrlson of 0\V
lugs. At noon the bountiful ami
SUmptUOUS dinner brought by the dil
for out families was spread under a
cool shade in the yard on a (able pie
pared for the purpose.
These an* happy and delightful oc
cnslons in (his rainily; beautiful In
deed in the love, respect ami honor
which they confer upon a noble, ven
erable an.I worthy ancestor whose
life is unexcelled in the beauty of its
fatherly and chrlsdan character, it
is (he wish of all that he may live to
enjoy many more such occasions.
Notwithstanding hi.- ndvauced ago
of eighty. Mr C'ulborlson is compara
tively stout, enjoys very good health,
and is still able to plough that pho
nomcnnl yellow mule. Sal. which has
played her CUUtlillg It'lcks, pawed the
earth, und kicked the breeze for ;t.s
summers. Mr, NN'. Y Wat kins holds
the undisputed honor of breaking
this animal ol so unusual longevity
to service at years old in the i prlng
I of l^Tl. It is a scene rarely to he
enjoyed by (hose who look upon this
aped couple (Urning the soil of luo
The Missis. ('oloUUUI brothers ol
(ireenw?i:mI chine OVer Sumla> to see
tnejr aunt. Mi's M. M. Tongue, who
has been Indisposed foi a i'e\\ days.
home from hi i wick |t( 'I'l-m,.l??. (hi..
Now doV?olrj ( niiccrn.
lirsl class ji
Mr. So'ioinoiis ha;: relit cd tin- Uark'S
dale stdl'C loom on the eerie r. I'Oi'
nierly (ieeupled by dm vVosioru ihiioii
Telegraph company, and will bo r?.-Ji<l>
for business on Juno 1st.
( revs Hill Xcws Letter.
Cross Hill. Ma> Ullll The rain in
lerferod very much with tin County
liaptist S S conveiilion; oiiiy a few
delegate) alt< nded.
Rev. .1. A. Martin iciUriiOil la-l
Tuesday from the iSiiptist convention
in Louisville, Ky.
Qitlic. a u old her of people attended
the missionary niocfihii a( ('liiilVni
County Home Stewardess
A REMARKABI I WOMAN
Devoted Her Lift* in lhc Ministration
III' (lie Sick und I inordinate.
Hurled at Cross luclior,
Karly last Thursday morning ?I llio
county home occurred lite death i?r
one of the most remarkable women in
LitliretlH county, Miss .lane Slnrnes,
I ho stewardess Of the home. Miss
Starnes was engaged III an limped loll
ot' the liimiite?' supply of clothing
when she Hiiildenly fell forward I om
her chair and expired til once, pre
sumably from heart failure
She was in the seventy-fifth yea. ? ? I
her a; e. hill up to the (lull of le i
ilOalh had been in remarkably good
health, stroii)'.. active and ahle to lit
tend to her arduous dlltioH every d: .v.
She had been in i In r.i the conh;y
home for something ovci twelve >? it's
The burial service took place f-'rl
day at Vurhnrnugli'i chapel, iii'iu
Cross Anchor, in v. ho: e churchyard
repose the a-he.-, ol Mis starnes' par
ents, whose re..liar place is marked
by a handsome iiiotiuuicnl, erected
some years nun bj Miss Starnes in
honor io lludi memory and thai ot
her live brothers all Ol whom gnVl up
their lives on the biittUdield (luring
Miss Starnes win a remarkable ivo
man in that Inr life has been spent,
almost eiiiirelv in the service of oth
ers, ,lus( alter the wai she euiue to
[?aureus county from I'nion, where,
prior to tin- war. she with In r slsler,
had been a seamstress. Here, her
time was taken up with liursiilg siek
all over I.aureus county. From place
to place, from fumll.v to family, he
went, mlnlsleriiiu with deli hand and
I.hid least, and liililiy ale tin.-, in me
conn I.\ who today niourii hei* death.
: . ?
a last i idbutli lb tin 11 lend ol i he
and sulifei I It M Of i he coiuitv
(?lies Into l.h|iihhilloii,
\i a I.Hug ol the - toeklloldei i I
the Laufens l<"U I'll II nie viiinufiieltH big
coiiipany last I'riday it was i|e< |i|ei|
ill- t lhe i.. in go Into lii|uldntb?n and