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PART TWO; PAGES NINE AND TEN
VOLUME XXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1910. NUMBER 42
In Southern Convention at Baltimore
Sentiment Developed Favorable
to Independent Church Work.
Baltimore, Mayl2.?The keynote of
today's session of the Southern Bap
tist convention was the development
of sentiment favorable to severing nil
connections with other denominations I
p\\a to reaching out for a broader
Held. The Hrst was shown by action
looking to the abandonment of the |
use in Southern Baptist Sunday schools
of the International Sunday school
lessons, and the second by the appar
ent intention to admit, to fellowship
in the Southern body churches in ter
ritory hitherto left entirely to the
At tonight's session the Rev. Qeo.
W. Daniel of Richmond, Va., said that
the Southern Baptists lack organiza
tion and adequate system of missions,
and can never, under present condi
tions, become a world power in mis
sions, but rests upon the Laymen's
Missionary movement to save the day.
The objection to the continued usd
of the International Sunday school les
sons appears to be that they have not
been satisfactory to the Baptists in the
matter of Scriptural texts touching on
The Rev. .T. M. Frost of .Nashville.
Tenn., chairman oT the Sunday school
board, offered the resolution which,
wlitle praising the uniform lesson sys
tem, which has been in vogue in Prot
estant denominations for 40 years,
asked that a committee be authorized
to pr pare for the Sunday school
board a system of graded Sunday
After considerable discussion on the
subject, it was referred to a com
Following an eloquent plea for the
completion of the $i'.oo.ooo endow
ment fund of the Southern Baptist
Thoological seminary at Louisville.
Ky., $488,000 or which sum has been
raised, approximately $20.0110 was sub
scribed in the convention today in
amounts ranging from $."? to $5,000.
To allow for shrinkage on account of
death. Rev. Dr. Mulllns said that an
additional $200,000 would have to be
A pleasant incident of the forenoon
meeting was the receipt of a telegram
of greeting from the general confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, in session in Ashe
vllle, N. C. The secretaries of the con
vention were directed to frame a tele
gram of greeting, to be sent to the
Southern Methodist body.
At the 22nd annual meeting of tho
Women's Missionary union, an aux
iliary to the Southern Baptist conven
tion, which is holding its session in
the Seventh Baptist Church, the re
port was made that $20,000 has been
raised toward the endowment fund
for the Louisville training school, con
ducted by the union.
An ideal Husband
is patient, even with a nagging wife,
for he knows she heeds help She may
be so nervous and run-down in health
that trifles annoy bei'. If she is melan
choly, excitable .troubled witli loss of
apetite, headache, sleeplessness, con
stipation or fainting and dizzy spells,
she needs Electric Hitters?the most
wonderful remedy for ailing women.
Thousands of sufferers from female
troubles, nervous troubles, backache
and weak kidneys havo used them and
become healthy and happy. Try them.
Only 60c. Satisfaction guaranteed by
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
Take Care of (lie Trees.
A beautiful tree is not the result
of a season's growth, nor even a life
time's; n century Is none too long to
produce It, and for this reason it
should have Intelligent care. Many
of our country churches and school
houses aro located In beautiful
groves and it Is often distressing to
seo these magnificent trees used com
monly as bitching posts, the bark
gnawed by the restless animals, or
scarred by passing vehicles. Little
effort on the part of the church at
tendants would be required to pro
vide hitching posts, leaving the trees
uninjured to fulfill their rightful mis
sion, the adornment of the place <>t
worship.?Mrs. F. L, Stevens, In Ra
leigh (N. C.) Progressive Fanner and
The splendid work of Chamberlain':.
Stomach and Liver Tablets Is daily
coming to light. No such grand reme
dy for liver and bowel troubles was
ever known before. Thousands bless
them for curing constipation, sick
headache, biliousness, Jaundice and In
digestion. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
FARM l'ltOBLKMS DISCUSSED.
Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Knapp and Others
Spake at dcnisou Conference.
Clemson, May 11.?Enunciating u
program of progress for all agricul
tural and educational agencies of
South Carolina, Dr. S. C. Mitchell,
president of the University of South
Carolina, yesterday delivered the con
cluding remarks at the first agricul
tural conference in the history of the
State. Perfect, harmony prevailed
I throughout the conference, which has
! marked a milestone in the progress
Of the Stale.
I The conference was called by the
department of education and the olll
cers of Clemson college for the pur
pose of discussing the agricultural
problems that confront the people of
the State today. Every man present
was asked for his views as to the
silnation and answers were given by
leaders of the agricultural cause in
At the opening of the meeting Qov.
Ansel was asked to act as ehair
man. Commissioner Watson was
afterwards unanimously elected sec
retary. After some discussion as to
the personnel of the organization,
it was decided to hold two conferen
ces each year, one in Columbia dur
ing thi> month of December, and the
other during the month of May at
Clemson. The time of the two meet
ings was suggested by Commissioner
Senator Tillman was present and
the only remark that lie made was
when nominal ions were in order for
the office of secretary, lie only said.
"I nominate our Commissioner of ag
riculture as secretary of this confer
ence, for Mr. Watson is a man who
never forgets anything."
Not only were the men present who
know agriculture from a hook stand
point, but A. 1). Hudson, the presi
dent of the South Carolina Corn
Breeders' association, was here and
he was the only real tiller of the soil.
It was clearly explained and in
ringing tones .by Mr. Mitchell that it
was not so much co-operation that
was needed but co-ordination. That
all agencies working for the uplift ot
the people must go hand in hand for
I lie attainment of the greater future.
Dr. Knapp made one of the most
Cleai'.CUt and interesting addresses
that he has ever delivered In South
Carolina. II was full of sound advice
and breathed of an earnest desire on
his part to see Utilized to the fullest
the great agricultural resources ot
South Carolina. He pointed out the
immense value of co-operation and
co-ordination among all the interests
making for the development of agri
cultural in this State, and particularly
stressed the splendid opportunity for
success in South Carolina under these
Dr. Knapp dealt in some degree
with the proper form of education
for the reaching of the farm boy re
siding <'> the various localities and
communities who could not get the
opportunity to come to college and
called attention to the fact that the
average American farmer graduated
from the primary school. He was
particularly happy also in making a
thorough explanation as to how the
funds given for farm demonstration
work by Ibis general education board'
were obtained, and as to bow they
were expended, lie brought out the
fact that this money received from
this board was in the form of genuine
benevolence, and thai it was given
to the United Slates government in
supplement of own funds for the
conduct of this work without any
.Irin::.; lied to il. that it was lumped
with the federal government, fund
and its disposition was entirely at the
disposition of the secretary of agri
culture and of himself without the
board even attempting to make a
Suggestion as to how it should be
expended. Thus for the first time
was the relationship of the general
education hoard and the United
States department of agriculture and
the work being done in the South
made perfectly clear.
Dr. Knapp'8 entire address was full
of promise and hope and was abso
lutely in tune with the entire confer
ence and its program for progress.
Yesterday morning at the residence
of the bride In Newberry by Rev. I),
p. Boyd, Mrs. Minnie Workman was
united in marriage to Mr. W. D. Hoyd.
of Laurens county. They left on the
noon train for their future home In
Laurens. Newhorry Herald and News
WHITE MAN FOUND
GUILTY OF MURDER
J. <I. Llndlcy, Charged With killing
Ben Alien In Ureenvllle, Convict*
ed on Circumstantial Evidence.
Qreenville, May 12, ?In loss than
an hour tho jury in the case of J. (1.
Llndley, charged with the murder oi
lien Allen, returned a verdict ot
guilty in the flrsi degree without rec
ommendation. This means that Llnd
ley Will hang unless a new trial is
granted, and this appears improbable.
The Circumstances of the case were,
unusual. Lilldley was a hoarded in the
Allen home. One morning about two
weeks ago Allen was found dead 111
his room with a bullet in his head, the
pistol lying close by with the barrel
pointing toward his temple. Llndley
slept in the next room on a pallet.
In the room where Llndley slept
were Mrs. Allen and three children
with the measles. Llndley had been
acting as nurse while Allen slept.
At the coroner's inquest testimony
pointed to Allen's suicide, but later
Mrs. Allen made a statement to the
sheriff that she saw Llndley creep
back to his cot alter hearing a pistol
shot in the room.
On this evidence Llndley was con
victed. The case was the quickest ev
er tried in this count/:
How the Kditor is Harassed.
The editor of a local paper is often ?
unjustly censured for his mistakes.
The wonder Is thai he does not make
more of them. On the average paper
he must deal with all kinds of sub
jects, give the names, date, etc. One!
hour he may be engaged in reporting'
a religious meeting and the next
drawing the picture of a tight. He
must condense and till with his items
several columns, whether events are
transpiring to throw up material for'
his use or not. Count the local items
in a paper and imagine how many
stops they have required, how much
mental anxiety, worry and work tlx1
have cost and some idea of the editor's
work can be gathered. The smallest ,
may have cost him a long walk and '
much effort to reach the facts. Therd
is no end to his work. When one pa
per goes to press he turns his atten
tion to the next one. He makes the
rounds in search of news and may not
get a line. From some he must get
news without their knowing it, draw- '
Ing them into conversation and obtain
ing what ho wants in sections, lie
may labor for hours in Chasing down
a rumor only to lind that there Is"
nothing in it. His local columns stare
him in the lace and demand to be
filled not with skim milk but with
cream of the news events and mat- :
ters of interest. His bounds are lim
ited and yet In: must find In each day
and all through the week, month and
year something of Interest to the pub
lic. No more perfect treadmill could
be devised. With stich a constant
strain, producing weariness of the
body and mind and an almost endless
variety of subjects to he touched up
on, is it surprising that he should
occasionally make a mistake? other
people do, why shouldn't one editor.
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with local applications, as they can
not reach the seat of the disease. Ca
tarrh is a blood or constitutional dis
ease, and in order to cure it you must
take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally! and acts di
rectly on the blood and mucous surfac
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medicine, it was prescribed by one
of the best physicians in this country
for years and is a regular proscription.
It. is composed of the host tonic:
known, combined with die best blood
purifiers, acting directly on the mu
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Bridge to Let.
On Wednesday the 2Gth of May. 1010,
at II o'clock A. M. at Woodruff. S. C
the supervisors of Laurens and Spar
tanburg counties. S. ('.. will receive
sealed bids for the re-building of Von
Patton bridge on Rnoree river. All
bids to bo accompanied bv certified
check of $100.00 as guarantee ,u,>' bid*
der, if successful, will execute writ
ten contract and give bond for the per
formance of same within ten day: af
tor award is made. Tho right is re
set ved to reject anv or all bids.
II. II. HUMBRRT.
41 -31 Supt. of Laurens County.
We have eveythlng for your Porch
or Lawn, call and see our line, tlx
prices are verv reasonable.
S. M. & K. II. Wllken & Co.
THE PATTER ROLLERS.
- By W. 1). S.
MuMtS^Vf ^ l*M^***** ******
How many of you boys ran toll mo
what an old time pat roller was?
Before tho war Laurena county had
two regiments of militia. Each regi
ment had two battalions, ouch battul
' Ion bad five companies of men and
? each command had Its own ofllcors:
and drill guard. The captains of the
company appointed suh-captains to
take six ?neu und pat rol tho negro j
houses; they had to malic so many vis- 1
i Its every month and t<> j;o to so many
plantations mi each round.
Every negro caught out without ;i
pass was liable to so many lashes.
Much of this was sport for the young
men, they liked to have races aftor
tho negroes. Generally they were not
cruel oil them. Sometimes they would
warm up a smart Alec of a boy who
boasted that ho was too sharp for the
patrollers to catch him. One funny
part about this law was that every
widow was Just as liable as ft man to
tlo ibis work. Hut I never knew a
woman to demand her lawful rights.
She would send her overseer or hire
a man to lake her place.
' Run nigger run. the pallor roller j
1 run my best. I run my Lead in ft|
lionet's nest." |
The men often had wives on ad
joining plantations and thoy would
go Saturday night and stay until Mon
day, and sometimes on Wednesday
night. "Pass and repass IM to Samuel
Maddox's until Monday morning," was
the way the pass rend. Soon as the
children could write the slaves would
ask them for permits of leove on Sun
days. When 1 not so I could write Big
Sam asked mo for n pass. I got dow n
the Bible to see how Sam was spelt,
and then wrote him out one as fol
lows: "Pass Psalm to Mary Dorroh's
and back by Sunday night."
Bird's School (Moses Krlday.
Clinton, It. F. I). No. I, May IC.
Ryrd's school will close Friday, May
the twentieth, with a picnic on the
following day. May twenty-first.
The public is cordially invited. Mr.
George Pitts and Mr. It. A. Cooper
are invited to speak on that occasion.
Ten Things to do in May.
(li Replant all lands where tho
crops have been killed by the cold wea
ther?it' not in cotton or coin. In some'
leguminous crop, Harrow all land
thoroughly before replanting.
(2) Keep up the cultivation of all
growing crops. Work levol and shal
low and stay ahead of the grass. Use
weeders and harrows ami cultivators
instead of turning plows.
(3) Plant cow peas, soy beans or
velvet beans every available seed and
eve'-v available foot of land.
(I) Prepare to fatten the bogs
cheaply, und lo double your pork pro
duct this year. Fence in a permanent
pasture. If possible, and arrange lotsi
for h rotation of 'pink growing pas
(5) Put out plenty of peanuts and
sweet potatoes, and keep the garden
going. Set out tomatoes, plant corn,
beans, etc.. for succession. Plenty ol
fruit, vegetables and watermelons Is
every Southern fanner's birthright.
(C) See thai the spraying outfit Is
kept going. I se Bordeaux and Paris
green on the apple trees ami Irish po
tatoes, Bordeaux on the grapes and
tomatoes, lime-sulphur on the peaches
iT) Begin marketing the early
chickens ami look closely after the
health of the younger ones. Disin
fect often and whitewash, If necessary.
(X) Fix a place, if you have none,
to keep the milk and butter fresh and
cool during summer.
(!H Drain all swampy places about
the house to get rid of malaria.breed
ing mosquitoes, and keep the stables
clean so as to avoid breeding the ty
phoid-carrying house-fly, Screen the
doors ami w indows.
(10) Make a tireless cooker for
your wife to us<- during the hot weath
er. Raleigh (N. C.) Progressive Farm
er and Gazette.
A Regular Tom Boy
was Susie climbing trees and fences.
Jumping ditches, whltllng. always gel
ting scratches, cuts, sprains, bruises,
bumps, burns or scalds. But law?!
Her mother Just ftppled Bucklen'S Ar
nica Salve and cured her quick. Heals
everything healable Polls. fleers.
Bczeir.a, Old Sores, Corns or Piles. Try
it. S.'.c at Laurens Drug Co und Pal- i
motto Drug Co.
See our decorated Chamber Sets for
S. M. & E. U. Wllkoa & Co. 1
The purchasing public of today is so well posted in
market values that they can easily discriminate what is
the best for the money. The following is a short list
open for inspection:
A 34-inch Union Lim n for Waisting at 20c.
Varel wide all Linen from 25c to 75c the yard.
The Round Thread Skirting in three widths, 36,
54 and 90 inches, prices 25c, ts?>e, and $1.00.
Kilkenny and Tara Lawns at 10c a yard.
Ask to see the quality shown in I.inon at 10c.
Fancy Waistings in medium weights from iotoa^c
Very sheer Lawns in Hemstitch and other fancy
weaves for hot weather wear; the prices run from 10 to
25c the yard.
Soft finish plain Nainsook from toe up.
Nainsook and Dimity Checks 5c to 15c
?Soft finish Kuglish Longcloth, 12 yards to the
piece, at $1.25, $1.50, $1.75.
It is unnecessary to state that these are new and
seasonable goods, and we think in point of value, will
compare with anything to be found in the market.
I W. Q. Wilson & Co.
THat Coal Bin?
Have you got it ready for your Coal?
We have your name or our list
All we want now is Por you to give the number
of tons you will )K!(.'(l
We Buy Only the Best Grade of Coal
Insuring you against inferior coal.
8 J. W. & R. M~E!cheiberger
? Reliable Draymen - Phone 33
Luxury of Hot and Cold Water
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through the medium of modern sanitary plumbing ap
pliances. We are prepared to lit up your home with all
the latest ideas in sanitary plumbing, steam and gas fitting,
and at prices that will enable the man of moderate means
to enjoy it.
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Electrical and Plumbing Contractors