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, CLINTON'S GROWTH
Visitors are Amazed With
MEW THINGS PROJECTED
g ionfcdcrato Monument Will bo in Po
glLsWon by Full?Library Associa
tion Likely to be Organized.
Clinton. May 17.?Evidences con
tinue to multiply that Clinton is one
of the coining towns of South Caroli
na. Former residents or visitors can
hardly believe their eyes as they be
hold the signs of growth and change.
Work is in progress on four new store
rooms for the Copelnnd Stone com
pany. The exterior work is finished
on Mr. .1. W. Copeland's two stores
next to the Clinton hotel on Main
f^street. There was some talk of put
Ving a sort of hotel annex over these
/tores but in the face of Mr. Tribble's
Vectlng a new hotel on IMiinney ave
/lue t!:< plan was dropped. Mr. Cop:
land's residence on the corner ol^
Young street and Hampton avenue
is going up rapidly. Mr. George Cope
land will he able to move into his
handsome new colonial residence with.
. bi n lew weeks now. The Daughters
1 )f the Confederacy are Pending every
nerve to get the Confederate monu
ment ready for unveiling next fall.
A Btronge sentiment is being devel
oped for the establishment of a pub
lic library and there is a probability
that, next fall will see the organization
of a library association.
Franklin Square, a section of very
desirably situated residence land, is
being put on the market by Mr. II. D.
Henry and Dr. .1. H. Young. This land
lies between the Seaboard railway
and the Presbyterian college and will
be accessible to all points of town
when the now street projects are op
ened through it.
The streets of Clinton have never
been in worse condition or uglier than
they are now hut it is promised thai
when proposed plans for their im
provement are carried out thoy will
bo more beautiful and level than ever
before, .lust now open ditches, un
graded sidewalks, not to speak of (In
removal of beautiful trees, have lofi
things in a very unattractive utrfto.
A good roads conference is to I> ! held
The agitation of the proposed grad
ed school change seems to hive re
sulted in nothing, it is probable thai
the money on hand, ?12.:.ui>. will he
used its first platted, for the pur
pose of adding to the building now
it lias been announced that the Com
mercial Dank of Clinton will occupy
the corner of Mr. lt. L. Wright's build
ing on North Broad street.
For a number of years Mr. A. B.
Henry has conducted a meat market
in a little wooden building belonging
to Mr. .i. a. Bailey In the heart of
town. Mr. Bailey has been waiting
for the time when he should feel justi
fied in erecting a handsome business
block on the site; and Ihe time is at
hand. It is announced that ho will
build on it this summer. Mr. Henry
has moved into a store room in the
Cold-Buster building ami equipped it
in splendid style with I'Ofrlgorntors.
electric fans and oilier appliances
making it a credit to the town.
Adair's market lias also undorgone
a thorough freshening and had re
frigerators and fans Installed this
spring, other towns may bo Joined
in a meat boycott hut Clinton was nev
er so well served in this respect OS
she now Is.
Drummers Met in Grcolirlllc.
The fith annual convention of the
Travelers Protective association was
held last week in Greenville, adjourn
ing Friday night to meet next year in
Greenwood. Officers for another year
were elected and the different stand
ing committees were named. Mr. John
N. Hudgcns of Laurons, one of the
most popular traveling men in South
Carolina, was elected as a member of
thO State board of directors, along
with Boven other prominent drummers.
One of tho most enjoyable features
of the convention was the banquet
Friday night when a number of in
vited guests, Including GOV. Martin F.
Ansel and Hon. C. C. Feathorstone.
made capital speeches. Mr. Feather
stone responding to the toast. "The
Traveling Man as a Kicker."'
SAMUEL O. FLEMING
DIES AT DAVIDSON
Within Muht of His Graduation Dnj,
Young I,iiurcns .Mau is Suddenly
Cut Off by Heart Failure.
A new. flower-covered mound in the
city cemetery marks the final resting
place of all that was mortal of Sam
uel OlynthUS Fleming, eldest son ot |
Mr. and Mrs. .1. O. ('. Fleming of this
city, whose death occurred at David
son college last Thursday afternoon. I
i The burial servicos were Held here
Saturday afternoon. an immense
throng of Laurens citizens, augmented
by many friends and relatives from
other points, turning out to pay tribute
to the memory of a line young fellow,
one who was admired and esteemed
by all who knew him.
It was about eight o'clock Thurs
day night When the news was Dashed
from Davidson to the Fleming homo
that Snmmuel had been found cold in
death on the bed in his room shortly
after seven, or about supper time.
Of course the announcement struck
! Instant consternation in the home ol
the boy's parents and carrh i! sorrow
[to hundreds of hearts in the city and
Young Fleming was a senior :;t
Davidson college and was within two
weeks of graduation (lay, and with a
professorship secured in Austin col
lege. Texas, for another year. It seems
that he with his class had started on
their Hunt examinations. On Thurs
day tin- second of the series was com
I pleted, and at o'clock young Flem
ing was left alone in his room to take
I his usual afternoon nap. a custom
well known ami respected by the hoys
of his elass. As usual he bolted the
I door, and nothing was thought of him
I until his failure to appear for supper
was noted. Then it was that Messrs
[ Calne and Allen went to his room,
I forced an entrance and found him
still in death. There was nothing
I whatever to indicate that he had oven
experienced a struggle; ho was lying
on the left side with Iiis left hand
under Iiis face as if calmly and quietly
sleeping. According to the Davidson
authorities his death was caused by
heart-failure and the summons came
on Friday afternoon the body of the
deceased was brought to 1.aureus ac
companied by eight young Davidson
students, all members of young Flem
ing's fnrtornity, ami Prof. .1. M. Doug
las of the college. The funeral party
was met in Spartanhurg by Dr. Ii. 13.
Hughes, .lohn Wells Todd. .lohn B.
Brooks and Albert C Todd, Upon ar
rival here the party was met at the
station and the body at OUCC removed
to the family residence on North Har
Saturday afternoon a simple though
very impressive service was held at
the grave by the Rev. ('has. f. Han
kin, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, with hundreds of friends of
the family in attendance. The floral
tributes, many handsome ones from
Davidson, probably represented one
of the greatest collections ever seen
hero on a slmlllar occasion. The
young men forming the honorary es
cort from Davidson, acted as pall
bearers. They were 1). A. Lynch, .1.
C. Peden, W. IL R. Campbell, R. P.
Woodside. Alexander Spinnt. R, ('.
Helmer, Frank II. ('aim', .lames Allan.
Honorary escort: Prof. .1. M. Doug
las of Davidson. Cuss Dart and Rich
ard Simpson of the ('diversity of South
Carolina. Carlos Mosely of Wofford,
John Wells Todd and Boyco ("lardy
of Laurens coming next, then the fol
lowing: N. It. Dial. C. I). Moseley. W.
\ Watts. C. II. Hoper. .1. II. Parks.
Dr. IC B. llUghOS, C. W. Tune, Col.
.1. W. Ferguson, Col. H. V, Simpson,
T. F. Simpson, .1. W. Todd. W. T. Dor
roh, W. L. Boyd, II. B. Kennedy. .1.
N. Wright. J. it. Brooks, w. R, Rlchoy,
Sr.. Dr. W. 0. Irhy. C. 1). Ilarksdalo,
s. D. Darlington, .1. i>. Watts, f. p.
Samuel Fleming was twenty-one
years of age in February, last, and
from early boyhood, when he first en
tered school, lie was noted for his ap
titude for books, and when lie finish
ed in the city schools with the class
of I90G he was probably one of the
best prepared Students for college
work yet sent out of Kattiens. At
Davidson be soon took high rank as
a college man and would have gradu
ated with high honors. At home bo
was a favorite with all. being a young
man with an affable, cheery disposi
tion; gentlemanly and considerate, he
made friends by making hlmSOlf
BAPTIST Ui:viV \l. CLOSED.
The Meeting Resulted in Bringing in
Twenty four nccsstons by experience
and baptism and quite a number by
letter, in addition to a general revival
in the membership, may be summar
ized as some of the results of tbo
Special revival services Which Closed
Wednesday night at the First Baptist
church. On Sunday the ordinance ot
baptism was administered to the can
didates who had been received upon
ii profession of faith, the Rev. William
10. Thayer, pastor, officiating.
The Rev. William l>. Waketleld who
preached two and a half weeks, re
turned to Iiis home In Nashville on
Thursday. And he carried with him
the love and < steetn oi many new.made
frli nds in Laurens who will be glad to
welcome bim bac k any time. As has
been repeated, he is a mnrvelously
successful revivalist and soul-winner,
lie Is not only a preacher of power
but conducts the song services and
directs personal work.
In the meeting her" Mr. Wakelleld
had the BUpport of a senior and junior
choir, many members of the other
church choirs of the city giving aide
assistance, and through the house-to
hpuse prayer inee lugs the main ser
vices sei iner to ge.thi r inspiration and
in them there were d illy evidences ol
new and richer blessings for those who
sought, prayed and worked.
Another result of the revival was
a conference al the First church last
night, called for the purpose of organ
izing a "Personal Workers' class." This
means that the seeds liberally sown
here by Mr. Wakelleld shall by the
personal and concentrated efforts of
consecrated workers bring forth an
DEATH ANGEL CLAIMS
MRS. FLEMING JONES
Spirit of Young Wife and Mother
Wafted Heine in (lie Karl) Morn
of a New Bay.
Hundreds of sorrowing friends and
those nearer by tie* of nature wended
their way yesterday afternoon to the
city cemetery, there to witness the last
sad rites in the funeral and burial
service of Mrs. R. Fleming .lones
wl;ose death ocurrcd at bei home in
the city early Monday morning. The
service at the cemetery was In id at
1 o'clock, being conducted by the
Rev. c. F. Rnnkin, assisted by Rev.
W. Thayer and Rev. B. C. Watson.
The service was rendered especially
impressive by several selections softly
and sweetly sung by a select choir,
and altogether it was a scene not soon
to he forgotten. Garlands and
wreathes of spring-time flowers in the
greatest profusion were sent to the
home, thence to the cemetery where
loving hands placed them on the new
made grave Of their (bar departed
The active pallbearers were P. A.
Simpson, H. K. Alken, L. B. Blackwell,
B. P. Minter. w. c. lrby. Jr., Creswell
Fleming. A. ('. Todd, Karl.' Wilson. J.
Adger Smyth. ,lr., A, D. Gray; honor
ary: ('. \V. TuilO, H. Y. Simpson. T. F.
Simpson, W. T. Dor roh, W. L. Boyd,
.1. W. Ferguson. W. A. Watts, J, B.
Brooks. Following the honorary es
cort, were four little girls and six boys,
members of Mrs. Jones Sunday school
( lass. < ach carrying a beautiful wreath
of roses. Then CaillO the long pro
cession of carriages.
It wiis shortly before eight o'clock
Monday morning when ailUOUUCCim 111
was made that Mrs. Fleming Jones had
just passed away. It was generally
known that she had been critically ill
for several days, but it was under
stood Sunday afternoon that she was
doing fairly well as well indeed as
could be expected. The news, there
fore Of her demise was a crushing
blow to the hundreds of friends
throughout the City and wherever sin
was known, and was the occasion of
expressions of tenderest sympathy
for the bereaved husband and i ifant
(laughter, as well as for the sorely af
flicted families here represented.
Mrs. Laura lrby Jones was the third
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William C.
lrby ?>f the city, and was horn August
in. issn. After finishing the city
schools she alonded tho Columbia col.
lege. In October. 1001, she was mar
ried to Mr. R. Fleming' Jones, son of
('apt. W. W. Jones, and Mien as now
one of the prominent young business
men of Laurens wie? has legions Of
friends throughout the State who will
sympathize with him in his great sor
row and irreparable lo
Besides hor husbni d and infant.
NL'UUO COMMITTKl) si irnn:
Henry Forrest Found Dead With Hun
Shot Wound in Hotly.
As three negroes were on their way
to church Sunday morning, in pass
ing through the plantation of Mrs. K.
M. Cunningham, near Kooky Springs
? ?in':, ii, y discovered the body ol
a negro man lying near the pathway.
On examination it was found that he
bad boon shot through the body with
a shotgun, probably at his own hands,
for at his side lay a gun and a forked
stick which he evidently used in dis
charging the gun.
The negro was named Henry Forrest
and was a "cropper" on the plantation
of Mrs. Cunningham. At the huptest
which was hold on Sunday by Coroner
llairston, it developed that Forrest
had left home about o'clock Saturday
afternoon, saying ho was going off to
shoot a rabbit, having borrowed a gun
for that purpose. On Sunday his body
was found cold in death about 100
yards from his cabin. The jury re
turned a verdict to the effect that the
deceased came to his death as the re
sult of wounds inflicted by his own
DAY AT CROSS HILL
Village hnpnncmcnl League Needed.
Supervisor Humbert Flau-. Change
of Important Itoad.
('loss Hill, May IT. Mem,,rial Day
was observed hero last Monday, old
soldiers, citizens and school children
mot at the Baptist church and march
to the Confederate monument where
appropriate exercises were held, con
sisting of songs by the school and
prayer by Veteran W. I). Fuller. The
march was then made to the cemetery,
soldiers in front, next ladies and gen
tlemen and school children. All the
SQldlers' graves wore decorated with
Mowers. The K. \V. Hall chapter.
Daughters of the Confederacy, expect
soon to mark the graves with an iron
emblem, That is a good idea for soon
there will lie no one who can tell
which are the soldiers' graves. The
roll of dead ought to be kept sacred
too for if it should he lost it could
not bo replaced and soldiers who were
b.uiii d away from home would soon
he forgotten. This correspondent
would suggest that the roll be cold d
and one kept by the president and one
by the secretary of the Daughters.
All small towns ought to have a vil
lage Improvement society. Among
other duties would he to teach men to
build scaffolds in the yard to sun fcath.
' or bods and old quills on and mil hang
them on the front pia/./.a.
Mrs. W. T. Austin and Mrs. It. A.
Amtin attended the missionary con
ference at Laurens last Wednesday.
Rev. o. M. Hollingsworlh, pastor,
conducted n communion service at the
Presbyterian church last Sabbath. The
sermon was appropriate to the occn
' sion and all the services were enjoy
ed by the congregation present.
Cross Hill and Clinton boys crossed
, bats on Friday resulting :i to I In
? favor of Cross Hill.
The entertainment by the Clinton
'Kloo cinb last Friday evening was en
joyed by a good crowd. Prof. Spencer
came with the young people. Cross
Hill was delighted to have so many oi"
Clinton's good looking young people
here. Como again. "The latch su ing
will lie en the outside."
Supervisor Humbert has slaked oil
?he r?Sd belOW here Where he expects
to < tit out some very bad hills. All
our people see that tin- change will
he a great advantage to the people
who pass ovi r that road. We hope
the owm rs of tin' land will be public
Spirted and just toward the county
in preserving their own interests in
The pupils of Mrs. Clarence Shell's
music (dass will give a recital Thurs
day evening, beginlng at 8:30 p. m.
in the auditorium of the Cray Court
OwillgS school build''..:, to which the
public is cordially invited.
I). \. It.
The Henry Laurens chapter, Daugh.
tors of the Revolution, will hold their
regular meeting at the home of Mrs.
Brooks Swygort Friday afternoon at
Laura Vance, b-s than three weeks
old. Mrs. .tones is survived by her
parents, three si-ters. Mrs. T. D. Darl
ington. Mrs. w. D. Ferguson of Lau
rens, ami Mrs. .1. I'. Marion of Sumte;-,
and one brother, Mr. K Vance lrby.
of tie- city.
MET TUESDAY NIGHT;
Delegates to Two Important Meetlmrs
in (lie Stale Llectcd Other
.Mutters of Interest.
The regular monthly meeting of
the I.aureus chamber of commerce
was held Tuesday night last at which
several matters of interest to the pub
lic and others of vital Importance to
the organization were passed upon.
By courtesy of the railroads, the
chamber had before it at this meet
Ing plans of the new union station and
oflicial approval of the same was voted
On invitation, representatives were
chosen to the secretaries' convention
which met Monday at Nowburry, and
the good roads meeting at Spartan
burg next Tuesday. May "J I
Composing the delegation to New
berry were the following: Dr. II. K.
Alken, W. K. McCuen, W. It. Blchey,
Sr.. Ii, C Balle, Jr., John M. Cannon.
To Spartanburg: II. K. Alken, .1. Adger
Swyth, A. c. Todd, s. M. Wllkes, T.
It. Wallace 10. I'. Minter. B. A. Coop
or, \v. ii. Dial, T. i>. Darlington, W.
I'pon roouosl from cltl/.eiiK of ihc
Watts mill village, the secretary of the
eham'ier of common ? was Instructed
io address a biter to the city council
mking that additional arc lights be
placed on North Harper strivt in ol
der to extend the service to the city
limits if not farther.
Ai this meeting it was decided to at
once Inaugurate a "nu mhership cam
palgn," and to this end W. K. Blchey,
10. I'. Minier. A. C. Todd and .lohn M.
Cannon were named as a committee
lo see every citizen no) now a member
and urge upon them the importance
of lending their name and support to
the organization. The campaign is
now underway and the citizens are
responding With enthusiasm. This
work will he kept up. for it is the
purpose of the chamber to be an or
ganization of power ami Influence, and
in order to accomplish the most for
the city of I,aureus it must have the
enthusisastlc support of the men ol
Dan r ens.
The next m< ei ing w ill be In Id on
Tuesday evening June l !.
THE FIFTH AUCTION
LAND SALE IS HELD
Nlnoly?Slx Lois, Located mi South
Harper street. Were Sold Last
I'ridaj t he Prize Winners,
Since February -??. this year. i
b'hildlng lot: have been sold at auc
tion in I.aureus, the total amount re
ceived aggregating about $25.000. The
property thus sold, embraced four dif
ferent tracts situated in the suburbs
of the city a id has lor the most part
been purchased tor residential pur
i poses. Already cottages are being
Creeled on many of the lots, and it is
expected that rapid development in
this direction will go forward dur
ing the summer and fall months. In
consequence of these sab s and He- de
mand for aid in the const rue I ion ol
dwellings, two new building': and loan
associations have been organized wfth
in the past Hue.' months, making a
total of live Institutions of this char
acter now well established i.i Laurens.
Tin' fifth of IbC /'lie;, of auction
land sales was hi Id on Friday when
Cleveland <v Williams of Oroen
ville. through their I ical in >.
B|Shop X: Wollt. old !li; lots out on
South Harper street, Penny Bros,, Iho
noted twin a net loneei of (; n ?
boro, bavin!' charge of the sale. The
lots Wore bought by Laurens peep!-1,
the prices per lot ranging from ;"
Miss Annie Owing;; held <' ? lilekj
number for the free lot. wh'l ! Mast? i
Josse Shealy won the prize of fjyo dol
lars in gold. .Messrs Bishop ti Wo
are meeting will, success as promoters
and real estate dealers generalis.
Additional contributions to the mon
ument fund have been received by
Mrs. Bell as follows: Memorial Day,
$1.80; Col. II. V. Simpson. $5; Dr. .1.
0. Wilbur. $1.50; C. A. Power, $5; M.
I.. Copcland, $25.
Stricken With Appendicitis,
Mr. Hick Cllildrcss, voung son of
Mr. end Mrs. S. I). Chiidress of the
city, suffered an attack of nppendiei
tis on Sunday anil on Monday after
noon be was taken to the Columbia
hospital by Dr. Rchnyor and Mr. Child
r< "i osforday afternoon ?> the* i :<
from the hospital suited that a Koo
c.i - ui operation had been porfortned
during the morning and thai Iho young
man was doing very nicely.
THE CITV SCHOOLS
TO CLOSE THIS WEEK
Annual Sermon Tonight hy
Dr. L. M. Roper.
TWENTY - FIVE SENIORS
Class h'xort'lsos Tomorrow Kreiling?
Literary Iddresx Krida) Ii)
Prof. I>. ?. Daniel.
Tho commencement exorcism of ii.<>
Lnurona cliy schools begin this even
ing with tho annual sermon at tho
First Baptist church, ami will ho con
cluded Friday evening at tin school
auditorium with the annual literary
address to tho senior class. On Thurs
day night beginning at olghl o'clock,
class exorcises will be held In the au
Tho haccadcau rente sermon will
ho prom lied tonight hy the U< .-. I.. M.
Itoper, I). I)., piv-dor of (lie First
Baptist church, Sparluhlitti'g, Hi- ser
vice I" commence at ?-i-.t*r o' ;? ;v. Dr.
Itoper i sso well known to the p u
pie ni' I.aureus it i i iinni ? ? ? < i y to
dwell upon him as a preael er anil pul*
pit orator of wide popularity and
promliu nt dialInelinn.
Like Dr. Itoper, Prof, !? W. Daniel
I of Cleinsoii college who i in deliver
iho address Fridny evonlnw before Iho
senior class. Is a Laurons county man
whoso reputation as an educator and
public speaker has long slnci spread
far beyond tho borders of South Car
olina. His addreSS Will he delivered
in the auditorium at s o'clock Friday
The senior class this year ihcltldoH
sixteen girls and nine boys, being (ho
largest number to finish the lull course
since the graded school system \vun
adopted in LuurcUB. The class nlllcorH
arc: William II. Mc.Gowan, president;
Lawrence s. Kuller, vice president;
Miss Lmma Cooper, secretary.; Hobt,
II. Itoper, treasurer Class roll di
plomas: Samuel Leonard \ustin, Law
rence Hnkcs Fuller. Philemon David
Muff. Oharle. Fr nil* lln Fb Illing, Wil.
Iiam l:r\ an McC.o .v.n K!\ i Until
Hi ew n, Nannie A ' tin I'm: in Km ma
Lenoi'ii Cooper, ,vn"i' Kate Childross,
Frances Bohecea I lia!, ' i ? v Alleeno
Franks, Kdmoiiiu HnrroH,
Katboi ine Linda Sulli M I linniio Mar ?
guorlle Tolbi rt. Ca Ii VI iw< e Wal ?
son; cerlincales: .lohn Kaub? Ow.lhgs,
Uussel Karle l'oole. I tober I llndgons
Itoper, ose Marlin Sllgrcnvi Ktiiol
Cronier, Kllzabelh Brooks Childross,
Mary Antonctlc Cray, Shirley Katlio
rlne His. F.thel Lee Langsion, Annie
( lass L'xcreises,
Following is Hie Programme of ox
Ol'cises for Thursday evening, begllllllg
promptly at S o'clock:
The Salutatory, Marguerite Tolbort.
Against Capital Piinishllieiit, SatllUOl
Am i in.
our Ways of Wastefulness, Miss
Annie k. Chlldroi i.
The spii it oi Chllbali y Mis: Kinnui
The puritans and (': ' Dick
Peary and the North Pole, Miss
Debate; Unsolved That the llullding
of Battleships In. ate;- Peace He.twi en
Nations, Alllrnuuive; Kearlu Owings,
Miss Hutii Brown, Hoben Itoper, NljSrii
Marie Cray: negative: Miss Nannlo
Bums. Phil Huh. Ml A'.i. ne Franks,
T!.< Cora! l'rCef Miss Klhel CrOllier.
The Sooth of Today, Misi Anna D.
Opportunity of the Hour, Wm. Mc
Peary and tho North Polo, Miss
The Census. Kussel Poole.
Have an Aim in Life, Mhifl Kthol
John <'. Cnlhoun, Miss Dosi i" <!hl|d
Is Um Spirit of Chivalry on the Do
cllne? (Ne Shgreaves.
History of lie- Cla Mi.-. Kdmoilh
Hallo} 'a Comet, Mi s Alhiwco Wat