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BAPTISTS OF CLINTON
ENTER NEW BUILDING
Opening Services Held Last
Sunday Morning and
AT COST OF $17,000
After Heroic Utforts On Cart Of En
tire Congregation, Handsome New
Church Building is Krected and First
Service At Which Castor C. Lewis
Fowler Preached Fxcellont Sermon,
Held Sunday Morning Building
('Union. Feb. 13?The congregation
of the First Baptisl cbureb of this
place today worshiped for the first time
in their beautiful new ebureb. which
has just been completed alter much
zeal and sacrl(lee on their part.
The auditorium was well filled with
a happy, joyous assembly when at II
o'clock, the initial Service was held.
The Choir was composed of Mrs. V.*.
11. Owens, Mrs. .1. T. Robertson, Misses
Mary .lohnson, Nettle Oil lard, Eleanor
Duckett, Kininie Rooertsou, Mabel Su
mercl, Chloe .lohnson, Messrs. D. M.
Bobo, Fred Fowler, and .1. T. Robert
son. Miss Maude Sumerel presided at
The Sen Ice. -
Mr. Fowler < hose as his text Isaiah
60:4, and preached on tno character
and mission of the Christian church.
II?! was listened to with profound ap
preciation and many of the things he
said will be cherished in memory.
Dr. Derioux spoke briefly in praise
and congratulation of the congregation
Pledge cards were distributed with
the object of (dealing away the in
debtedness of about $'J.riOO. which still
ovorhangs the chinch, and very prob
ably success will crown this endeavor.
In the year 1880 a majority of the
members of "Did Muntsville chur(h,"
neat' Clinton seceded from it in order
to enter into the organization of a
Baptist church in the little town of
Clinton. The original membership of
this First Baptist church of Clinton
was 31. in issl' thoy Greeted n church
at it cost of $2,G00. Voaterdfty this con
gregation, now grown beyond 200 in
number, assembled In a handsome and
beautifully appointed bouse of worship
Just completed at a cost of over $17,000
Description of Neu Church.
The new Church, so happily entered,
is indeed one to be proud of. Ideally
situated at the Intersection of Broad
street the principal street in Clinton,
with Centennial street, which bids fair
to develop Into beautiful street when it
shall have been open to the. village
of Lydia; within two blocks of the
hoart of the town; opposite the lovely
Thorn well orphanage; easy of access
from all parts of town. Had the con
gregation chosen from all Clinton no
more desirable situation could have
been found. It stands on the site of
the old church, which was torn away
to make room for it.
It Is bullt of brick wltth cement and
granite trimmings. There are four en
trances, two on Broad and two on Cen
tennial streets. A private entrance
lO&dS fror.', the rear to the pastor's
The corner rises to a belfry where
hangs the sane boll that rang from the
old Church steeple.
Otie's first Impression on entering
tbo church Is of Its richness. A dim
religious light falls through stained
glnss windows over mahogony-fluixhed
woodwork and pews. The floor is cov
ered with B soft mossy green carpet of
The white ceiling rises in octagonal
shape to a central dome. It is studded
with many soft white globes that dif
fuse the electric light In a mellow
To the right of the pulpit the grace
ful pipes of the organ G5S in number
rise behind the choir loft.
A lectern in the shape of an eagle
with outspread wings bearing up the
Bucred hook, and a bronze cherub hold
ing aloft a cluster ol lights, adorn the
To the left is the movable partition
between the auditorium and the Sun
day school room.
Directly facing the minister's stand
is a large three-panel window repre
senting Christ's baptism in the .Ionian
hy .lohn and the decent of the Holy
(>:' the live memorial windows, first
in beauty and general interest is a
largo three-panel cue on the west side
in memory of tho Rev. .1. U. Parrott,
the loved pastor of this church at the
time of his death, ami long years be
fore his entering the ministry an able
teacher in Clinton. The window was
erected with subscription gifts from
his former pupils, ami its beautiful
symbolism is a tit emblem of their feel
ing for him. The central panel is pic
torial representing an oriental shep
herd leading his flock through green
pastures by still waters, and bearing
in his arms a lamb. The side panels
are conventional designs.
Maj. Richard II. Griflln ami his wife;.
Mis. Kmily Jones Griflln, who were
among the original members, are
memorialized in two windows of con
ventional design, the gift of their chil
dren. Mrs. John .1. Robertson and Mrs
George M. Davis of Clinton. John
K. Griflln of Copper inn. Tennessee,
Thomas .1. Orihln of Fitzgerald. Ga.,
and c. William Grlllln of Brooklyn,
: X. Vi
John A. Ferguson, another original
im mber of the church, is pcrpotuated
in memory i>y n pretty window, tin
gift of Iiis children, .lohn FergU
Hon, Waters Forguson, Richard For
guson, all of Clinton, and Mrs. Thomas
Lake and Mrs. Mary F. Rnrksdalo of
To the memory of Mrs. Rosa Tl tidal I
Sumcrel, wife of \v. m. SumoreL a
window similar to the Ferguson win
dow lias been erected by her father,
L. H. Tlndall of Atlanta, and her
brother. Dr. L. IL Tindall, Jr., of
All of these windows and the other
smaller windows in the building are of
pleasing conventional doslgns and
of rieb clear coloring. A prevalent
green tone characterizes them all.
The Sunday School Room.
The Sunday school room Is so ar
ranged that on the removal of folding
partitions it becomes a part of the
main auditorium, harmonizing with it I
in furnishing. Every seat commands a
good view of the pulpit, and the Moor
slopes toward It.
Joining the main room and shut off j
from it by movable partitions are eight i
class rooms and a library. Two of
these rooms, designed for the Haraca
and Phllftthea classes, have a seating
capacity of 70. These class rooms eon
tain chairs, while the main room has
mahogany finished seats.
t ust and Equipment.
Dirt was broken June 2, lf>01>, and
DK. IIUGIIKS IN 1M( IIMOND.
WIK Address Tri-Stute Medical Socie
ty Tills Weck.
Following is an lt< 1:1 that appeared
Sunday in the Richmond Tlmes-Dis-1
"General health conditions in the
South and the recent medical discov- I
erles will he the principal subjects to j
come up for discussion at the twelfth
annual meeting of the Tri-State -Medl
cal association, to In- held in this city
February 1."., I? and IT.
Six hundred physicians, represent jug
tlx* (lower of the medical profession in ,
North and South Carolina and Virginia
and a number of distinguished scien
tists from the outside states, are ex
pected to he present.
Aside from the transaction of rou
tine business, there will be addresses
by prominent scientists and discus
sions of various subj -cts. Professor
Henry A. Christian, of the Harvard
Medical school, will deliver an address
on "What Animal Experimentation
Has Done For ModernMedical Science,"
and Dr. Holte IS. Hughes will speak on
"Religious Press and Quackery.""
Unknown Infant Found.
Clinton, Fob. Mth.- I.asl Wednesday
morning the body ol a mal? infam
was found buried on a vacant lot on
North Broad street Its head crashed.
Medical examination proved thai the
child had breathed. I; bnd apparent
ly been burled two or three days.
It was wrapped in a Rpartanburg
Herald of Dec. f?, hearing no label.
There is no clue to the murderer.
The coroner's verdict was in accord
witli these facts.
"On To hiclimond."
Drs. It. B. Hughes, Isadore Schayer,
and W. D. Ferguson of this city left
on Monday for Richmond to attend the
annual convention of the Trl-State
Medical society, which met there yes
terday and whose sessions continue
through tomorrow. Dr. Hughes is a
former president of this society, which
embraces the states of Virginia, South
j and North Carolina.
MRS. B. R. TILLMAN JR.
GETS HFR CHILDREN
A special dispatch to The Advertiser
from The Stan- yesterday afternoon
Conveyed the Intelligence that Mrs. P..
R. Tlllman, Jr., has been awarded the
custody of her two children, nccord
j lug to a decision handed down Tues
day morning by the supreme court.
This case has attracted the atten
tion of the whole country, because of
the prominence of those concerned,
particularly because United states
Senator H. R. Tillman, Sr. had been
deeded the children of his son. lt. H
Jr. without the consent and against
the wishes of the mother. The case
was heard by the supreme conn two
weeks ago, and the decision rca< lie 1
Death of C. T. Whlttcn.
The burial service of Mr. C. T.
Whitteil, whose death occurred Friday
night, was held at the city cemetery
yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He
was ill only a week or ten days with
' in attack of pneumonia. The deceased
) was an ex-Confederate, soldier having
I served in the lath S. c. regiment. Kor?
shav.'s brigade. He was 7:; years of
'ige. in InsT he removed from Nine
ty-Six to this City and opened a black
smith and repair shop and tip to the
time of his recent fatal illness he con
tinued the active management of dif
ferent shop enterprises. Two sons
who live in Birmingham, and .lames
Whittcn are among his relatives.
the corner-stone laid July 23. Since
that time the work progressed steadily
The congregation worked earnestly
and unitedly ami made the labors of
the building committee a pleasure to
them. This committee of which
R. I,. Bailey was chairman, consisted
of R. L, Bailey, II. I.. Todd. J. T.
Robertson. W. M Sumerel, R. F. Bry
son and the Rev. C. Lewis Fowler.
The cost originally determined on
was $10.000. but, ns is generally the
case, when the enthusiasm of actual
building had seized the people they
enlarged their plans in sever;,! partic
ulars, and the building, equipment and
?II. lias cost about $17,000 d is splen
didly equipped, has furnace heat, stain
ed glass in all the windows a $2,000
pipe organ, seat- of California red
wood with mahogany finish a.- brass
fixtures. Its seating capacity .s be
tween 700 and 800, and by the use of
Chairs It is estimated that, it will seat
HOME TRUST COMPANY
New Enterprise Will lie Forinnll) Or
ganized About March 1st...Stock
Selling at Lively Hate.
Two weeks ago The Advertiser con
tained o notice concerning the organ
ization of the Home Trust Company,
the petitioners having secured a com
mission to sell stock. The books or
the company, with offices at the Enter,
prise bank, have been open for some
days and a considerable portion of the
stock subscribed for. The dual organ
ization of the company will be perfect
ed about March 1st.
The impression was received by a
number of people that the books
would close yesterday, the 15th. of
February; this, however, was incor
rect, for the books will be open the
remainder of this month. Ami be
cause the petitioners for the commis
sion were directors of the Enterprise
bank, the impression was that only
Stockholders of that bank were to take
tip tlm stock of the n< \v company. This
Is not by any means the case for a
number of farmers of the county have
already subscribed for slock,
In speaking of the new company,
Mr. C. II. Roper, one of the organizers,
said that the how trust company would
carry on a general loan business Oil
real estate and act as executors, in
accordance with the usual business of
trust companies, and (hat while the
Enterprise bank would continue the
loan business, it was hoped to make
that a specialty for the new company.
"Do you know " said Mr. Neper,
"that Lnurcns county is just now com
I ing into its own, particularly in the
banking business? .lust a few years
ago tin? biggest farmers did all their
business in Greenville and Newberry;
they see now that to do business in
their own county is a source of wealth
: to themselves. Why pay interest on
loans secured in another county? Why
? not have the farmers of this county
, benefltted by their own business? The
1 work of a trust company works bone
I lit to t he home people."
The stock of the Home Trust com
pany is being sold at per share, tbe
capital stock is $7)0,000. As soon as
j 50 per cent of this amount is subscrib
ed and 20 per conl paid In, the com
pany will secure its charter and he
reaily for business. As stated, it |u
tbe hopes of the managemi nt to gel
all matters in shape by March 1st.
Cake Sale Saturday.
The ladies of the First Presbyterian
church will have a cake sale at the
Todd-Slmpson company's store on next
Saturday, beginning at III o'clock.
Those who have patronized these sales
before know what to expect; others
', are advised to investigate. There will
be an excellent assortment of cakes
on Nab>, and at reasonable prices.
Time: Saturday of this week.
Civic League to Meet.
Mrs. T. 1). Darlington, president of
j the civic league, requests tbe an
nouncement that the civic league will
meet next Monday afternoon in the
chamber of commerce rooms at i
o'clock. It is especially desired that
a full attendance be bad. for a mat
ter of considerable importance Is to
he passed upon. The same company
that is to erect the Confederate monu
ment will submit designs of a fountain
to be placed on the court house? square.
The civic league has some funds on
hand and. in view o| the fact tbat the
court house is to Im- remodelled and
a monument erected on tbe grounds,
this additional work of beautifying is
contemplated. Lol all the members
of the league be present, for this mat
ter Is to be decided.
TerrjN dig Sale.
Beginning Fob. 18th., II. Terry begs
to announce to his many patrons that
be will have a special sale of house
held goods, ready to wear things for
men women and children.
Attractive embroideries, shoes and
notions will be also displayed and
the public is cordially invited to at
tend this nine day sale.
After March 15th, Mr. Terry will
handle the famous Butterlck patterns.
Barrel Harris fHcfl In Denver.
Mr. W. F. Martin received a telegram
Saturday from his HistOr-lll-laW, Mrs.
Darrel Harris of Denver. Colorado,
stating tbat her husband bad pnssod
away the evening before ami thn| his
remains would be brought back here
for Interment. The deceased was the
son of Mr. win Harris, formerly of
Laufens, now a resident of Columbia,
? ud was about ::<? years old. He mar
ried Miss Lidie pobt rtsoit. di utr'ner of
the late .i. m. Robertson of this city,
and they have been living in Denver
for tht last four y< at'S.
AGAINST YOUNG MAN
I>. I. McQueen Huns Iwny >Vit!i Miss
Grace Cannon of Fountain (no,
Aged IS, llul Is Intercepted.
1> l. McQueen, n young while man,
from the lower part of tin* stnto, is i
held in the county jail a.t Greenville
on a warrant charging hint With the
abduction of the pretty 1 ' \ en .-o'.d
daughter of Mr. .1. A. Cannon, postmas
ter of Fountain Inn.
McQueen had paid court to Miss |
Grace Cannon, (lie postmaster's daugh
ter, ami on Monday morning they left
Mr Cannon's home in a buggy, headed
toward Woodruff. Hurriedly the news
of the runaway was made known and
the couple was overtaken near Wood
ruff. They were looking for a preach
er to marry them, The girl is said
to 1m- only thirteen years old and ex
; cepllonally pretty.
The young man was placed in the
jail at Fountain Inn. and it is said
(lie citizens of the little town wore
so Indignant that tl.ey wanted to
break into the jail and do violence to
the man. Chief of Police Marlin
talked with (he crowd that assembled
and told them die young man had
committed no gravo offen so and it
would not do to do any harm to Ulm.
lie was spirited away from the jail
and brought to Greonvllle by Mr.
Martin and is now locked up under
a warrant Issued before Magistrate
.1. It. Woods of Fountain Inn at the
instigation of (hegirl's parents, charg
ing him with abduction.
When seen at Hie jail. McQueen said
he loved the young lady and that his
love was "Irue and pure as the heavens
above," and even though the bars sep
arated them he still loved her Hi
is a neat looking Chap and conies from
a good family In the lower port of the
state, having relatives in Columbia.
He said that for the past few years
, he had been living in Montgomery,
Ala., and made a living by selling pic
tures. He BHV8 he has known the
young lady about three months and
quite a fascination for her had devel
oped. So yesterday morning he drove
up to the house and tin- young lady
rode away wltli hiUl in BOnreh of a pas
tor to perform the ceremony. The girl's
parents objected on account of her age.
They had McQueen arrested or the
charged of abduction. The News.
COT XT ? TK.M'IIKHS TO MKKT.
Association Mill Meet Pchrunrj 2(11 h,
Program For Meeting.
The l.uureiiH County Teachors'asso
ciation will meet in the auditorium of
the I.aureus Graded school building
at 10 a. in on tin JJCth day of February.
It is to be hoped that the weather of
this, date will be good and that more
teachers will attend this meeting than
attended the hist.
Following is the program: "How to
Teach Participles and Inllnitlvos,", Mr.
M. 15. Self; "Athletics In Our Schools,"
Mr. I). I.. Parkinson; "The Improvmcnl
of Our School Grounds." Mr. Mai tin
lOach of tin sc subjects will lie open to
the teachers present for discussion.
WILL SING NA/ARENE
ON THURSDAY NIGHT
Fader the auspices of the Junior
Aid society of the First Methodist
Church of this city. " I he Xazarenc'' a
snored cantata, will be sung in the
auditorium of the Methodist Chili? ;,
on Thursday ev< ning ol this week, be
ginning at 8 o'clock. Practices have
been held lor a number of week ; nd
Hie lame CllOrilS is composed of the
bet i singers In the city of all denomi
nations, The Nnznrene will he the
hingest musical event in Hie history
of I.aureus, according to report.-, from
As indicated by the title, The Xa/.a
reno is the story, in song, of Jesus
of Naznroth; it is a beautiful piece of
music and all the parts are well car
ried. There are a number of solos
which are to be taken by the leading
voices, and the chorus work is ex
The proceeds of the entertainment ;
will go into tho funds oi the \td so
ciety; there will be no admission
cl.nTpe, em a free w ill offering will he
gnthorod. Lot everybody como; none
wilt ' ?; f Isappoinlcd,
ft ft) Olli* -Nelson.
Mr. W. C. Nelson and Mrs. Sadie
Smonk, both of Uigustn, were married
by the Rev. f. c. Watson at his home
on South Harper street Tuesday, Fob.
x. Mr N"i Ison is a Lauren-; county boy
and Is a railroad fireman on C & W.
c. en! of Augusta.
in south carolina
Culled and Condensed for
RESUME OF PAST WEEK
Current .Mm-iiIs of In tores t In This
Stair Selected and Briefly Noted
For Advertiser Headers.
Columbia YV. [J. Avant, who w:ty
ordered released, under habeas corpus
proceedings, under a bond of (3,000.
lias not yet furnished 111?* required
bond and is thorofore stllll eonllned tu
the penitentiary at Columbia,
Charleston Mr. Uohorl l.athan has
been selected to succeed MaJ. .1. C.
Ilemphlll as editor ill chief of Tlio
News and Courier. Mr. Lathnn was
tor a number of years secretary to tho
late .N. t!. Con/ales, editor of 'lbei
state; be was later court Stenogra
pher, and for the past live years has
been on the staff of Tbe News and
t 'on rlor.
(irecuvllle In a whirlwind cam
paign, the city of (Ireeuville raised by
private subscriptions the sum of $.">J.
000 lor a V. M. C A. building.
Columbia Thos. <:. MoLond has an
nounced himself a candidate ll Is year
lor governor. Mr. Mcl.eod will run
on the local option platform .as re
gards the sab- of whiskey. Represent
ative .lohn <!. Richards has also an
nounced himself a candidate or. the
statewide prohibition platform.
Columbia The ( barges against John
0. Mobley wore not taken very serious
ly, and the committee Investigating tho
sain > has vindicated the prosldot.l of
the Pair society. The comin'iLoo's re
port is: "Having investigated th<?
? barges against Mr Mobley by Fk
Seeretary Lovo, we find that tho nllcg
at ions are not sustained.
\action Safe Next Week.
Pain and sleet again provonted tho
auction sale of surbtirban lots by tho
North I.aureus Really company on last".
Friday; hence, the rale has been post ?
tinned until Thursday "i nexl week. ?
C.e L'lMi. All the attractions previ
ously announced, balooti ascension etc.
will be bad on that dn> Head the aiU
vertIsemcnl on page eight.
Attended Trolle? Meeting.
Clinton. Feb. I Ith, Mr, Chancy \V,
Stone who represented this town ;.t tlio
trolley meeting in (Ireenvlllo last Fri
day and Messrs I). W. Mason, II. D.
Henry and Dr. \V. A. Slllinds, who
were in Fountain Inn are eilthuulastiO
about the proposed line
Mr. Muratti To Speak Here.
Mr. Mtirata, a Japanese student of
Wofford college, will di liver an Illus
trated lecture on Japan in the First
Methodist church, next Sunday even
ing, at 7 :.''.<) o'clock. Special music,
will be rendered. A voluntary collec
tion will be taken for the benefit of tho
Woman's Foreign Missionary society.
Mr. Ml!rattl comes lllglllj recoil tuend ?
? d and the worth of his cuiho Should
recommend him to tlio people,
Funeral of Clarence White.
The burial of the late Mr. Clarence
(.. While took place ,-t New Harmony
church In. 1 Wednesday at noon, fol
lowing the fum rai service, lit Id tit
the home of ill's p.UeV.l.-, in-J.I O'.ViUgH,
by the Rev. T. T. Todd. ;.. Isted by tho
Rev. w. K .Thajer of Lauren .
f (toss in 1.1. m:v\ s \otkh.
Short Hems of Interest I bout Hustling
Cross Hill, Feb. I Ith. Mr. Aiistiit
Lenmnn left lor Clinton last Friday
to accept a position as clerk with DU ?
lard and Roland of that place.
Tbe people here regret very much
to loose Mr. Roney as editor of The
Advertiser and congratulate The News
& Courier on securing bis service*.
They wish him success in his new field
Mr. Louis Hannn has accepted si po
sition with the Star Drtlg Co., of York
vllle, s. c.
Messrs J. F. and Floyd Spearman
have bought out Mr Luther Martin's
grocery business and will contin
ue (he business at the same place.
Mr. Henry Royce is 1 pending a few
days with relatives at Clinton.
Mr. R. A. Royce killed a pig Insl
Saturday six months old. that weighed
Dr. J. II. Millet4 W Ml over 1., th,.
Cluster hospital with a pat lent last