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Jadge Thompson, H is Understood, Will I
Stand for Reeleetlon ? Other Offic
es to he Filled.
This being campaign year, in a few j
weeks the talk of this man and the \
other "coming out to make" certain
races will be going the rounds. But
it is not mere talk neither is it idle
rumor as to the candidacy of Judge ?.
(J. Thompson for reelection to the of
fice of probate judge. He has told his
friends that he expects to he in the
field aguin, and so far as known the
question of opposition in this race has
not even been suggested. The judge
Is a veteran campaigner but the fact
of there being no apparent opposition
to his forthcoming race recalls the
campaign four years ago when he ran
and was elected unopposed. In his
case, some of his closest friends pre
dict, history will repeat itself in this
good year of grace.
It is "off year" with four Important
county officers, namely: state senator.'
clerk of court, sheriff and coroner.
But three members of the legislature
will have to bo elected as will a sup
ervisor, two commissioners, superint
endent of education, auditor and treas
urer. It Is supposed that the incum
bents will offer for reelection, but no
statement to this effect, with respect
to any of them, has been made public,
so far as Is known. Neither has there
been any special discussion of prospec
tive aspirants for any of these olllces.
THE NEWS ABOUT KB EX.
School Opens Auspiciously?Matters
of Personal Interest,
Eden, Jan. 10th.?The Eden school
has re-opened since the holidays,
showing .large increase of pupils;
more are being enrolled every day.
Miss Maymie Armstrong of Laurens
come up Saturday for a few days visit
to friends here.
Misses Claytle and Qenlveve Babb j
spent Thursday night with the family
of Mr. W. M. Gray.
Miss Vivian Owens has returned
from a visit to Laurens.
A few of the young people in this
community had a "blind-fold" party
at the home of Mr. W. M. Gray on
Thursday night. It was greatly en
Joyed by all present.
Dr. J. W. Beason is busy these days;
there is much sickness in the commun
Miss llaitie Cray spent last Friday
with her mother, Mrs. Brooks.
BAPTIST UNION MEETINGS.
Announcement of Time, Place and Pro
gram of Meetings to be Held.
Following are the programs of the
Baptist union meetings that are to be
held on the fifth Sunday of this month:
The second and third sections of the
Laurens Baptist association will meet
with the Highland Home Baptist
church on Friday before the fifth
Sunday In January, the same being
the 28th day of the month.
Friday morning, 11 o'clock, Intro
ductory sermon by II. P. Mitchell, or
W. D. Hammett.
Friday afternoon: "Bringing men to
Christ. Who should do It? How is It
done?" T. B. Brown. VV. E. Thayer.
E. 0. Wntson.
Saturday morning, 10 o'clock: De
votional services conducted by W. A.
Baldwin. "Shall our Motto for 1010 he
Co Forward?" Exedous 14-15. "Why,
and along what lines?" F. L. Ur?m
ien, A. T. Stoudenmlre, T. S. Lnngston.
"The Form of Godliness versus the
Go Forward?" Exodus 14-15. ''Why,
Power of Godliness." 2nd. Timothy
3-G. W. r>. Hammett, Jno. M. Hudgens,
W. E. Thayer. "How to deepen the
Spiritual life of our churches?" 10. ('.
Watson, W. A. Baldwin, t. B. Brown.
Sunday morning: Missionary ser
mon by a. t. Stoudenmlre.
MRS. SAMUEL AUSTIN BEAD.
She was the Mother of the Late Jas.
Mrs. A. Austin, relict of the i.ii.
Samuel Austin of Laurens county, died
on December 26th, 1000, at the home
of her son, Mr. Ed Johnson of Ander- !
son. She was about 83 years old and
had spent practically her whole life j
as a resident of Sullivan township.
Her remains were laid to rest in
Friendship cemetery on Christmas day,
Rev. J. M. Dallas of Ware Shoals con
ducting the funeral services.?Honen
NEWS OF PRINCETON
FOR THE PAST WEEK
Little Child Is Badly Burned?Mr. W.
M. Woods Sell Business and
Moves to Greenville.
Princeton, Jan. 8.?Prof. Cork open
ed his school Monday after the holi
days with bright prospects for this
year. The school has an enrollment
Several people from this section at
tended the horse swappers conven
tion at Honea Path on Thursday.
Quite a number of our people have
been to Greenville on business during
the past week; among the number
were: P. L. Bramblett. G. H. Ridge
way. W. M. Woods. M. B. McCuen, W.
B. Snipes and J. P. Davis.
Mr. Clifton Burts and wife of Broad
mouth visited his sister. Mrs. W. II.
Monroe on Sunday.
The little four year old child of Mr.
Sam Smart, while playing near the
lire Was severely burned Thursday.
Miss Nina Jester after a very pleas
ant stay with Miss Machen left for
her home on Wednesday.
Miss Bird of Columbia spent a few
days with Miss Maude Machen last
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Carter went to
Honea Path Sunday to vldlt their
daughter, Mrs. J. P. Allen.
Messrs Henry Freeman, of Clemson
college and Willie Bramblett of Drau*
ghon's businoss college after spending
the holidays with their parents left
Monday for their respective schools.
Messrs M. P. and J. K. Senn and
their mother made a business trip to
Mr. G. L. Burts and Miss Sue Hend
erson were married Thursday at the
home of the bride, near Mt. Gallagher
church. Rev. G. M. Sexton officiating
A new store Is being opened up here
by Monroe & Davenport.
Mr. Elijah Ridgeway has moved bis
W. M. Woods has sold his stock of
goods to bis brother Jno. Woods who
will take the place of W. M. Woods,
who will move to Greenville in the
near future. It is with sincere re
gret Hint the people of Princeton give
up Mr. Woods. He has been here for
several years and has many friends
who wish him success in his new
Personal Mention Concerning People
In the Buhbtown Neighborhood.
Babbtown. Jan. 10.?Rev. M. F.
Richerson, pastor of Beulah church for
this year, preached his first sermon
there Sunday morning; as usual he
had a large congregation.
Miss Maude Putnam was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Curry Satur
Mr. Carson Woods and family moved
from Fountain Inn last week in the
house with his mother, where, he will
live until his new house is finished.
Mr. Cleon Woods spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Mr. Talmage
Mr. Claud Willis and family spent
Thursday night with Mrs. Willis' par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Hillnrd Curry near
Miss Cora Knight is now In Laurens,
spending the week with her brother.
Mr. Pston, Misses Cora and Pearl
Medlock of Merna were the guests of
Mr. W. M. Curry and family Saturday
night and Sunday.
Mr. D. M. Barton and family moved
to Laurens last week.
Messrs Pierce and II. C. Curry went
to Wllllnmston Saturday to visit Mr.
Mr. S. S. Babb and family spent
Sunday at the homo of Mr. John Tay
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. L Henderson of
Mount Gallagher, Miss Mamie Sue
Henderson and Mr. Lawrence Burts.
a prominent Citizen and farmer of
near Honea Path, were united in mar
riage Wednesday afternoon, January 8.
Rural Society Notes.
Mr. William Lafayette Taylor break
fasted Monday morning with his good
friend, Coroner Robert O. Halrston
and his delightful family.
Magistrate John Kellett of Sullivan
was In the city Monday. Mrs. J. L.
Cooper and little J. L. Jr.. of Carlisle,
are spending sometime with Mrs.
Cooper's mother. Mrs. Mattle O. Clark,
near Langston church.
Mrs. Wllmot Smith attended the
niurriage last Wednesday of her sis
ter. Miss Sue Henderson to Mr. Burts.
Mr. L? S. HOLT WEITES.
Compliments "Editress" Grace Hem
pltlll of Abbeville.
The following it taken from a per
sonal letter to us from Mr. L. S. Holt
or 1.aureus, who Is advanced in years
and has a large and interesting family.
Mr. Dolt Is richly endowed with the
?Miss Grace, bless your dear little
I heart, if 1 had been near you when I
i received the Medium and opened it
and saw the grand tribute paid your
' father. I would have given you, for
\ his sake, a good old fatherly hug. You
1 might have crowded that whole page
' with the finest print and the most
elegant language but nothing that
; you or any one else could have said
, would have been one hundredth-part
i as grand as the tribute you paid the
j grand old hero. Didn't he look grand?
I Again 1 say bless your dear little
' heart for doing It.
1 did not know before till I received
that copy of the Medium that all your
. help was ladies. You are a brave lit
tle woman and you are doing a good
! work and the whole state ought to feel
proud of you, especially Abbeville
county. I want you to thank the Kills
who are helping you to get out such
an excellent paper, for me, and to
wish you all a happy New Year.--Ab
THE HONOR ROLL
The list of pupils in the city schools
i who have attained an average of 9.r>
per cent, in attendance, deportment
and scholarship for the fourth school
, month is as follows:
First Grade: Oeorge Allright, Thom
as Harksdale, (Mark Bundrick, Lucius
I Burns, Montelth Caine, Marshal Den
dy. William Franks. Mickell Gilbert.
. Lorraine Gooch, Clarke Gray, Charles
' Hughes, Waldo Martin, Coy Heid, Wal
j ter Nichols, Julian Walker, Flora Ben
' nett. Marian Holt, Katbrine Holt, Mary
Casque, Hosa Gray, llarriette Hughes,
Virginia Martin, Caroline Hankln, Sa
rah Sexton. Lee Watson.
Second Grade: Hruce Counts. Tom
Davenport, Wlllinm Lake, Robert Mc
Cuen, Baton Nichols, Pincgney Sim
mons. Mary Black well, Lois Taylor.
Third Grade: John lludgens, Hohei t
Lucas, Calvin Teague. Mildred Counts,
Harlan Crews, Louise Dendy, Claudel I
Holder, Bern ice Meng.
Fourth Grade: Hilda Bundrick, Re
becca Lake. Lola McPhall, Elizabeth
Young, (). H. Simmons.
Fifth Grade: Allie Snoddy, Hattie
Sullivan, Irby Lawrence, Hoy Taylor,
Maxcy Templeton, Mary Sullivan.
Sixth Grade: Blanche Burns. Inez
Hudgens, Mary Martin, Louise Sim
mons, Lilla Todd, Herbert Sullivan.
Seventh Grade: Caroline Roper, Ma
I mie Austin. Gussle Miller. Harriet Sim
pson, Ruth Whin, Maggie Lou Ma'tin,
Wales Watson, Pierce Moore.
Eighth Grade: Edwin Mosely.
Ninth Grade: Mary Posey, Helen
Sullivan, Agile Wofford.
Tenth Grade: Hebecca Dial, Mar
gerite Talbert. Allawee Watson.
First Grade: Vlrnle Clarke. Joseph
Griffin, Charlie Motte, Kate Eustace,
Nellie Kell Ott, Lucy Lanhain. Mamie
Motte, Edna Riddle, Nannie Lee Snod
Foutb Grade: Ruth Gosnell, Ethel
Gosnell, Maud Trlppe, Leona Adams,
Walter Rutledge, Winnie Trlppe.
Honor Roll of Gray school, district
; No. 5, for the month of December. 19011.
Eula Fincher Clnrhhi Edwards,
! Glenn Mclntlre, and Wayne Mclntire
? received the following mark: Deport
ment, 100; arithmetic, loO; spellingl00,
: other studies an average of 00.
Grades 1, 2, 3, l and 6, makine an
average of 86: Emma Thomas, FItzle
Garrett. Effle Bragg, Cora Lou Garrett,
Shaw Sloan, Douglas Miller, Walter
Thomas, Emma Weathers, Julia Green,
Madge Mclntire, Dervoy Lnngstor.
Wills Thomas, Alma Bragg, Irene
Langston, Bessie Fincher, Gladys
i Thomas, Maggie Thomas, Dewltt
Green, Harry Mclntire and Wayman
To Observe Lee's Hlrthduj.
The local chapter, Daughters of the
Confederacy, will meet with Mrs. R.
E. Copeland at her homo on South
Harper street, on Wedneaday. Jan
uary 19th. to observe Robert E. Lee's
anniversary. An Interesting program
has been arranged and the meeting,
it is hoped, will be attended by all
the members of the chapter.
J IN MEMORIAM. J
^ ^ ? ? ? ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ w4p
Mrs. T. E. Griffin.
Died Sunday morning near Cross
Hill, S. C. Dee. 10th, 1!>09. Mrs. T. B.
Griffin, of blood poison, the wife of
R. S Griffin, and only daughter of the
I late John G. and S. A. Turner. On
1 the following afternoon a large con
I course of relatives and friends laid her
body to rest In the cemetery at R?tha-|
' bnra to wait the resurrection morn.'
j She lived .">7 years, 11 months and 3 J
days; she joined Bethabara Baptist
| church in her early girlhood and all j
I these years she lived conscientiously
j in the service of her blessed Lord; 1
j she loved her church and nothing gave
her more pleasure than to be present
on the Lord's day worshipping the
(Jod of her salvation. She has left a
legacy worth far more than all the
wealth and honor of this world. A
life thoroughly consecrated to the ser
vice of her Lord and Master.
.Mrs. Griffin leaves a busband und
six children to mourn her loss. The
; children are: W. B. Griffin, Mrs. \V. K.
Hill. J. P. Griffin, Annie Griffin, R. \V.
Griffin, and Mrs. Henry Carter.
We cannot understand why God per
mits death to enter the home and take
away the mother when her care and i
Influence is so much needed; but rest'
assured, loved ones, that God makes no)
mistakes. After a while when the mist
has cleared awav, if we have been 1
faithful like the wife and mother, then
we shall know, for we shall be like
Him for we shall see as He is.
Mrs. Martha A. Kennedy.
Relatives and friends are mourning
the loss of Mrs. Martha A. Kennedy
as she passed away Tuesday and was
laid to rest in the cemetery at Yar
broughs chapel Wednesday. She was
the widow of the late TllOS. M. Kenne
dy who preceded her to the grave
14 years ago.
She had reached the ripe age of S3
years, and was the mother of s child
ren, 46 grand children and 7fi great
Mrs. Kennedy had lived a devoted ,
I Christian for a number of years, and
\ her dying rennest was to let all her
friends and relatives know that she
was ready and willing to go, and to
urge them to meet her in the home
Mrs. Mary E< Simpson.
Whereas God in His providence has
removed from our midst our beloved
sister. Mrs. Mary B. Simpson who en
tered into rest Oct. 3oth 1 itOD. There
I fore be it resolved by the Woman's
Mission society of Friendship church,
Laurens, S. C. first:
That we shall ever cherish the memory
of one who has left, us better for her
life among us. and who in her suffer
ing and death testified her faith in the
mercies of God.
Second: that her memory will ever
he cherished by us as one of our best
and most consecrated members.
Third: that we extend to the family
our heartfelt sympathy in their loss
and Commend them to the love of the
Saviour in whom their loved one has
fallen so peacefully asleep.
Fourth: that a copy of these resolu
tions he sent the family and also that
The Southern Presbyterian and The
Laurens Advertiser publish the same.
Mrs. .1. C. McDaniel.
Mis. It. R. Chapman.
Mrs. It. M. Wasson.
COUNT! TEACHERS' MEETING.
Program of Exercises For Next Meet
ing, on .hin. 21).
The Laurens County Teachers' asso
ciation will meet in the auditorium
of the Laurens school building at 10
a. in., January twenty-ninth.
Following Is the program for this
meeting: The relation of the Laurens
county teacher to the Laurens County
Teachers' association" Mr. YV. P. Cul
"How to discipline your school."
Mr. B. L. Jones and Miss Maggie Garl
"How to arouse the Ingenious Pu
pil who Is Indifferent from bis Leth
argy." Mr. B. H. Hall and Miss Bessie
There will be a general discussion
of the last two subjects by the whole
association, after the ones to whom
these subjects have been assigned have
All the teachers of the county are
urged to attend this meeting. To the
public in general a cordial invitation
J. N. Leak, Pres.
J. V Dorroh, Sec'y. *5?
We hope to merit the business of the public at large Jj5g
and solicit same.
Apply to us for terms
Gray Court, S. C. Jl
^ Busines placed with this firm will receive prompt J|
Get Your Price Right On
That Protpery of Yours.
No matter where or what kind it is, rich or
poor, let me know by mail or wire and I'll
help you sell it. I will visit you and help
you get it in selling' shape if necessary.
P. S. JUANS
Bell Phone No. 75 CLINTON, South Carolina
Buy a Farm Now!
In the fall of the year is the lime the to buy a nice
farm, you will soon have to plan for next years work, so
come let us show what we have listed.
We have recently had sonic exceptional nice farms
listed for sale ranging from 21 to 200 acres. Prices from
$15.00 on up. We have farms all over the county well
located as to Neighborhood, Churches and Schools and
we cau please from our list.
Laurens Trust Co.
C. A. Power, Mgr. Real ?state Department.
WE CARRY A BIG LOT *
of all kinds of electrical supplies. liells, batteries, wire,
push buttons, lamps and about n thousand oilier tilings.
Come and count them if you are at all doubtful. Come
anyway. We have some electrical novelties to show you
that you should at least know about. Don't be surprised
if you find yourself wanting some of them. They are
?T. H. BO YD ?S* (OMPANY
Electrical and Plumbing Contractors