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FINALS HELD TODAY
Commencement exercises Opened Sun
day?Oratorical and Other Con
tests?The Graduating Class.
Clinton, June 7.?The Joint oratori
cal contest between the Bukosmian
and Philomathian Literary societies
last night was the second event of the
Presbyterian college commencement.
tfas a happy and inspiring occasion.
The platform was prettily decorated
and the college glee cluh and ori'nto
tra surpassed themselves.
Frank Ilichl 111 of the Bukosmian
society presided over the exercises
and Introduced the speakers. Those
from the Bukosmian society were P.
M. Schlotter of the Thorn well or
phanage and H. W. Baker of Clinton.
.Mr. Schlot tor's speech was on "De
mocracy and its Opportunities" and
Mr. Maker's on "Trusts ? What They
are and What They Do". The con.
testants selected the following judges:
the Rev. B. B. Gillespie, Dr. Robert
Adams, and the Rev. W. II. Mills of
The Philomathian society was rep
resented by T. W.Shnpson of lionoa
Path, who spoke on the subject o!
"America's Attitude Toward Peace,'
and M. M. Sellers of L.uta. who spoke
of "The .Mission of Amt I'lca."
All of the oration., were very cred
itable and the decision of the judges
Which will be announced commcnc '
meat day, will be eagerly awaited by
the friends of the competitors.
The Annual Sermon.
Sunday morning at the First Pres
byterian Church tile Rev. B. 10. Gllles
pie of Vorkvllle preached the bacca
laureate sermon before the graduat
ing class of the Presbyterian college.
The occasion was one of great ln
J terest, and the ushers were compelled
to place chairs In the aisles to seat
the large congregation. At the ap
pointed hour for service Dr. Adams
and Dr. Gillespie led a stately pro
fession, consisting of the Rev. W. A.
Hafner of Fort .Mill, the Rev. Dr.
Jacobs, the college faculty, the grad
uating (lass and the student body, up
the main aisle. The front section ol
seats had been reserved for the stu
Mr. Gillespie's sermon was deserv
ing of especial commendation, both
for its fitness to the occasion and for
its freedom from that false sentimen
tality which so often mars such occa
sions. Mr. Gillespie's theme was "The
Lifo of Service." based on the text
found in Onl. 6,10, "As we have there
fore opportunity let us do good to all
men and especially to those that are
of the household of faith." He began
by saying that we have but one life
to live and that our manner of spend
ing it determines our destiny. Jesus
Christ has furnished us a model ot
bow life should be spent and he went
about doing good. He emphasized
that salvation is not won by works
and is not conditioned by a man's
work in this world but by his faith;
that all who have fnitb In Christ are
saved. Hut he gave a number ot
striking passages to show that those
wdio fail of service will suffer in loss
lj of possible reward hereafter. This
he said was the teaching of the par
able of the talents. In the second
section of his sermon bo dwtdt on the
qualifications for service. One must
be a child of Ood. must not lead the
carnal life but the life must be a con
secrated one. In concluding lie
brought out the manner of service to
all men according to opportunity, cs.
pesially to the household of faith. He
said there were three ways suggested
by lifting up and restoring the fallen,
by bearing of one another's burdens,
by communicating, that is contribut
ing, showing one's goods.
The evening service was the occa
sion of the annual sermon before the
Young Men's Christian association
The Rev. W. A. Hafner of Fort Mill
preached for the text found in Dan.
1, 8. on "The Valuo of a Purpose In
Tuesday night of commencement
week was devoted to the .declaimcr'a
contest. W. W. Rprouso of Fair View
presided over this exercise. The
speeches were all very creditably rend
ered, declamation being ono of the
strong points of this college. The
Bukosmian society was represented
by W. S. Fewell and J. M. Fewell of
Rock Hill and Bllis A. Fuller of Cross
Hill. The Philomathian society rep
resentatives were I). B. Green of Lan
caster, I. A. NlCkleS of Hodges, and
T. G. Brown of Chester.
The graduation exercises will take
CROSS HILL NEWS BUDGET.
Alleged Negro Cotton Thief Recap
tured School Commencement*
Cioss Hill, June <?.?A colored man,
George Brown stole a bale of cotton
from Mr. Qeo. a. Boozer in isms, sold
the cotton In Nowborry, was arrested
but got away. He was located a few
days ago by Policeman J. \V. Koon in
Asheville, N. ('.. has been arrested and
will be brought back for trial.
Mr. and Mrs. Hurt Mitcbel are
I spending a few days with the bride's
parents. Rev. and Mrs. .1. A. Martin.
The. B. W. Hall chapter. Daughters
of the Confederacy, gave a dinner to
the veterans last Friday. More than
twenty veterans wore present, also
a number of other guests.
Mr. \V. E3. Hart and Mr. .1. 10. Hart
of Miami. Florida, are with Mr. and
Mrs. R. a. Martin.
Mr. ami Mrs. Gladfclter of Jackson,
Georgia, are visiting at Mr. B. a.
Mr. YV. II. Hryson and Mrs. Lidle
Turner went to Atlanta last Sunday
to attend the funeral of Mrs. Walter
Bryson on Monday.
Many visitors are in town for com
R v. s. c. Byrd, D. D. preached a
fine sermon to a large congregation
yesterday. This evening, .June 6th,
at S:30 o'clock there will he class ex
ercises and tomorrow evening at N::'.o
o'clock an address before the gradu
ating class by Dr. L. D. Lo'lgO.
Mr. \V. D. Waits of Denver. Colora.
do. is with Mr. and Mrs. M. 'I'. Simp
tin: CHAIN CROP GOOD.
Farmers of Kabun Creek CotntUUIlitj
in Fine Spirits.
Rahun. June 7.?The farmers of this
community were very busy last week
' cutting and saving their grain, which
is real good this year.
1 The cotton crop is looking tine and
the farmers have1 it in a good condi
A very heavy rain and hail storm
passed over this section Sunday morn
ing about three o'clock.
Mr. R. L. Bahb and grandson. Mas
ter Dltree Armstrong, of Green Pond
((immunity passed through here Sat
urday morning on their way to llonea
Path for a few days visit to Dr. and
Mrs. Marvin Babb.
Mr. John Armstrong and daughter
Miss Nannie Kate of Laurens spent
Saturday night witli Mr. and Mrs.
Brooks Xasii of Mernn.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wasson, and
daughter, little Nellie of Friendship
spent Sunday with Mrs. R. A. Owens.
Mr. Willie Holt and family spent
Sunday and Sunday night with Mrs.
Hrownlee of Dials.
Mr. sind Mrs. Robert II el lams were
the guests of her father, Mr. William
The Young Peoples' union will meet
at Rahun Creek church Sunday morn
ing nt ten o'clock, and a large crowd
place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Diplomas to he presented to live young
men and four young ladies. Misses
Mottle May Neville and Mary Dillard
Of Clinton and Kate and Ann:* Austin
of Cross Hill, Messrs. D. Baker Smith
of Reldvllle, M. M. Sellers of Hatta.
JllliUS McGregor of Ruby and B. M.
Schlotles of the Thornweil orphanage.
The annual address will be made by
i the Rev. D. M. Ot'CCll of Greenwood.
The medals and prizes for the year
; will be awarded.
Young Lady Leads Class.
In several respects this is a note
worthy commencement. For the first
time in the history of the institution
a young lady will be valedictorian.
Miss Anne \U8tln having won the lead
of the class. Another striking fact
is that this class has more girls in it
than any previous class. A feature
of the morning's exercises which this
community looks forward to with the
keenest interest wili he the announce
ment of the name of the next presi
dent of the college. It will he re
membered that when Dr. Adams' res
ignation was presented In the spring
the hoard appointed a nominating
committee and passed a resolution to
elect his successor at the regular
meeting in June. All efforts to find
out what nominations will be present
ed or what possible nominees harl
been approached have been in vain.
Of Course, Clinton is vitally inter
ested in the future success of the
college and this success depends chief
ly on the president selected.
THE SUMMER TERM
Criminal Court Convenes June 20,
With Judge Aldricli on the Bench.
Cases for Trial.
The summer term of the criminal
court for Laurens county will be con
vened on the third Monday in this
month . The session will last one
week and will be held by Judge Rob
ert Aldrich. The jurors for the term
were drawn Wednesday. June I.
At this term the matter of resen
tenclug John Henry Anderson, the
condemned negro who was convicted
more than a year ago for the murder
Of his falher-lll-law, .lohn Carter, will
come <t|> and a new date for his execu
tion will probably bo set by the court.
After I is conviction he was sentenced
to be hanged, but .attorneys carried
the case to the supreme court and a
decision nfllrmillg the lower court was
handed down about the last 01 March.
One of the continued eases from
the spring lerm is that of the State vs.
.lohn 11 by Fuller who will probably be
placed on trial nt the approaching
session, c harged with the murder ol
his father, Jesse V. Culler.
The jail book shown the following
entries since the lest term: Burl Mil
ler, colored, rssnull and battery with
intent to kill: .I'm l)a\is. colored
murder; Joe Hutchinson, white, lar
ceny; Claude Richardson, colored, as.
sault and battery with intent to kill;
Duck Rhodes, colored, violation dis
pensary law: .11 in Clardy, colored,
larceny; John Moore, colored, assault
and battery with intent to kill; Frank
Williams. Colored, murder; Crush Kil
go. colored, murder; Ike Harksdale.
colored, assault and battery With in
tent to kill: Ned Coleinan, colored,
housebreaking and larceny; Tom
Young, colored, attempted criminal as
sault; George Henderson, colored,
Gentlemen of the Jury.
Following is the list of jurors drawn
for the Juno term:
Laurens township: R. A. Bnbb, c
P. Harksdale. C, V. Oraddoek. s. V.
Curoertsc.n. Allen C. Hramlett. J. S.
Macht n. J. G. Lynch, C. W. Taylor.
Dials: J, II. Mllam, Andrew Jackson.
T. !!. Campbell. II. S. Wallace. C. M.
Wolff. D. a. Wntkins. C. F. Dorroh.
M. c. (>xn< r. v.\ 12. Chapman, L. II.
t Rob. rtson.
Waterloo: a. C. Philips, J. W. God
frey. A. W. Sims. W. L. Jones. P. o.
Hunter: R, ('. Briggs, Jr.. Ceo. W.
Young. J. w. Billard, Laurens Blakcly,
A. M. Cooper.
Youngs: J. 0. Carrett, John Irby
Thackston, D. II. Putnam.
Sullivan: Luden M. Woods. J. Frank
Cross Hill: B. A. Adams. James T.
Scuflletown: R. 1.. Holland.
Notwithstanding the fact that there
had been general good rains and the
ground too wet to plow, salesday was
very quiet and few i.pie from the
county in attendance.
There were only two public sales.
A house and lot at Cross Hill was sold
by the clerk of court and hid off by
Mr. Mason Hill for $snn. and a house
and lot in Laurens on Hampton street
sold by J. N. Leak, real estate agent,
was bid off by Mr. T. II. Nelson, for
At the Second llnplist < hureh.
Revival services are in progress at
the Second Hflptlfit church this week,
with the Re?. n. a. Hemrlck of Gaff
ney doing' the preaching. Interest in
the meeting is very good and the
services v.*ill probably be continued
through two weeks.
Tent Meeting Continues Indefinitely.
The tent meeting being conducted
under the auspices of the Christian
church Is growing in interest night
ly. Subjects of Importance concern
ing the Christian system are being
discussed. The subjects to be dis
cussed the coming week Will be as
follows: Wednesday night. "The King
dom": Thursday night. "The Now
Birth"; Friday night. "The Conver
sion of the Best and Meanest Man
Alike"; Saturday night. "The Con
version of the Jailer"; Lord's day,
morning, "The Realities of the I'n
seen"; Lord's Supper after morning
service; i p. m.. "Capital Punishment"
(for men only); 8:16 p. m.. "Side
Lights of Church History." The song
service begins at 8:16 p. m. each night.
Superintendent Jones, Together With
Majorit> of Teaching Corps, lie. 1
elected Three New Teachers.
With the exception of one member,
the election of the Laurens graded
school faculty for another year has
heen Completed. The teacher yet to
be selected is for the High BChool de
partment, instructor in history and
In addition to the superintendent,
eleven members of last year's faculty
were reelected, this number Including
the three teachers at the Laurens mill
school. Four former teachers did not
apply for reelection. These arc Miss
Bessie Pentross of Danville. Va., .Miss
llarrie Bronson of Barn well, Miss
Bessie Byrd of Ora, Mr. T. c. Mont
gomery of Marion.
'I he faculty for next session, so far
Prof. Barney I.. Jones of Newberry,
superintendent; Prof. B. I.. Parkin on
of Fayettevlle, Tcnn., principal Cen
tral school: assistants: .Miss Laura
Bnrksdnle of Laurens, .Miss Fanny
Crelghton of Greenwood, Miss May Del
Havre of Laurens, Miss Annie Davis ol
Llttl ? Mountain, Miss Jeanule Stoney
of Cnmden, Miss D?rens Calmes ol
I,aureus. Miss Bessie Burnett of Luu
i :>s. Miss IQlIn Itoland of I.aureus.
Miss Fl on n< n Brown of Lancaster,
Miss Emily Menu of Laurens. Lau
rens Mill school: Miss Mary Simpson,
principal; Miss Irene Ray and Llln
Hart, assistants, all of Linens.
The three new teachers elected.
Misses Fanny Crelghton, Annie Davis
and Florence Drown, are mandates
of Winthrop college. Miss Crelghton
has heen teaching Latin most accepta
bly in the BeltOll High school, and she
will have charge of the Latin depart
ment in the Laurens schools. Dur
ing the last session Miss Davis taught
the sixth and seventh grades In the
Little Mountain school nnd she will
be nsslgned work here In the inter
mediate department. Miss Drown has
heen :: member of the Bishopville grad
ed school faculty for live or six years.
She will have work in the primary de
pa rt ment.
sntPRISKI) TIIKIR I KNBN.
Mr. I.arrj Brooks and Miss Virginia
Willis Gel Married.
Gray Court. Juno 7. Friday after
noon Mr, D. L. Brooks, a young busl
ness man id' this place, and Miss Vir
ginia Willis, the youngest daughter ol
Mr. .1. R. Willis, drove out to Martin's
Cross roads where Rev. .!. T. Taylor
performed the ceremony uniting this
young couple in the holy bonds ol
matrimony. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks re
turned to the bride's home Frldny
night whore they will reside for the
present. This marriage was one ol
the happy surprises of the season. No
<)iie here knew of it until they were
married and very few knew it until
Saturday. The young couple have
the best wishes of the entire eommuii
. Ity as both are very popular in social
affairs f,f the town.
Prof. .1. C. Martin. Miss Mary Lath
en and Miss Nan Craitf have accepted
positions as teachers in the Gray
Court-Owlngs institute for another
year. Miss Sarah Becks having de
clined, a vacancy is yet to he tilled.
We regret to glVO up Miss Beeks as
she is a line teacher.
Mr. A. C. Shell, Mrs. .1. It. Culbert
son and Mrs c. B. Shell an- attend
ing commencement at Clemsou col
Mr. I 13. Curry. Mr. and Mrs. .1. A
Curry left Sunday for Ashcvlllo to
spend the summer.
Mr. T. II. Veargln of Laurens was
in town Saturday night, the guest ol
his sister. Mrs. C. L. OwlUgS,
The erection of that long needed
cotton mill for Gray Court is now be
ing discussed ami prospects are very
favorable for this new enterprise be
ing build within the next year. Why
do not the people of this community
come together with their funds nnd
build something here that will make
the town gl'OW, make their money
draw Interest and increase the value
ot their property?
Death of Mrs. Harrison Siniicrel.
Mrs. Marlndn flumerel, wife of Mr,
Harrison Sumerol of the Gray Court
section, died on Saturday. May 28, af
ter a brief illness. .\t I o'clock Sun
day afternoon she was laid to rest in
the Friendship chinch cemetery. Be
sides her hushund the deceased is sur
vived by three sons and three daught
ers, all of whom are grown. She was
7 I years old.
WILL ATTEND TOURNAMENT.
Hector Eire < oiiipnin ?"ill go (O Sum
tor for Eirctncn's Association.
The Hector Piro company <>i' Lau
rens, twenty men strong, will go to
Sumter June 21 to participate in the
events incident to the annual meeting
of the State Firemen's association. The
lire horses ami wagon will be shipped
to Sumter tli" latter part of next
week, in charge of Messrs .lames Dav
enport ami Thud Moore, the drivers,
The lire laddies, headed by Cnpt. .las.
T. Crews, will follow later and ho on
hand for the tournament the 21 si and
The Hector company has been doing
much strenuous practice work for t In
past two weeks, and it Is confidently
believed that they will I.bio to give
a good account of themselves in the
KEY. A. A. JAMES DEAD.
He was South Carolina's Oldesl Pres
Spartanburg, Juno I.- -The Rev. \i
belt A. JtltUOS, the oldest I heshv t c lia II
minister in South Carolina, and one ol
the best known preachers of (he
South, died at Iiis home in Paeolol last
night at II o'clock, in the SClh year ot
his age. D. ath came after a promoted
Illness of several months. The funeral
and Interment will be held Monday at
12:110 1'. M., at the Presbyterian church
af I'llioil. Ti e members of the hoard
of trade and the city council of Pncolot
will net as pallbearers, and escort the
body from the home to the train as a
, distinct mat 1< of respect.
Mr. .lames served in the active work
Of the ministry tor fifty-nine years Hi:,
charge was Pair Korest church, in
connection with the Spartanburg
church. Huiing his long ca.eor he
served in practically all the Presby
terian churches of Spartanburg coun
ty. When the civil war came on Mr.
.latlles was elected chaplain of the
I 18th South Croliua volunteers and
served with (his regiment throughout
the war. Por the past several years he
was looked upon as the dean of the
Spartanburg county l.a: never had
a more distinguished cifix.cn or more
saintly Christian. Mr. .lames was un
iversally known and loved.. lie was
a forceful preacher, giving his people
the pure (iospel. lie had many offers
to enter broader fields as the world re
gards a man's work, but be preferred
to continue serving the churches in
. Spartanburg county, of which he was
pastor, lie was loved ami honored as
few men are. ami bis death has caused
the deepest regret.
Charged With Bigamy
J. M. Timmons, a painter and wall
paper hanger of Cray Court, was yes
terday afternoon brought here from
Greenville where he was arrested on a
warrant charging him with bigamy.
The warrant was sworn out by S. W.
Tumblin of Gray Court , whoso daugh
ter, Alice Tumblin, is Mrs. Timmons
No. 2, 'he first wife of the accused now
being a resident of Columbia. Timmons
says his first wife to whom he was
married several years ago lived with
him only a few months, and that ho
mourned tier as dead for a long time
before marrying again.
Him. Mr. Hankin ai Nuffiicy.
The revival services at Limestone
Presbyterian church may be said to
have assumed sotn" proportions.
Kaeh night Rev. Chas, P. Rankin i
being greeted with congregations
which almost tax the capacity of the
building. The preacher, too. is doing
some earnest and effective work for
the came of the Master. Hp to last
night he had confined himself to
preaching principally to Christians
and church members, preparing tin
way, as it were, for a real appeal to
sinners. Mr Kankin is a splendid
pulpit orator, a logical thinker ami a
profound expounder of the Truth, lie
possesses a musical voice and bis
gestures are graceful and easy. Caff
If you are not satisfied after using
according to directions two- I hi ids Ol
a bottle of Chamberlain's stomach and
Liver Tablets, you can have your mon
ey back. The tablets ct..me-:., nrm" in
vlgorato (he stomach, improve the di
gestion, regulate the bowols. (live
them a trial and get well. Sold by
Laurens Drug Co.
Fruit .lars. Jar Rubbers, Jar Topft
and Jelly Tumblers. Wo have a lorgi
stock Of. BOBl goods on the market
send us your order.
S. M. .t B. H. Wilkos & Co.
TAKES FORWARD STEP
Salaries of Teachers liaised and law
Session Advanced from Light
to Nine MoiltllS?
Mountvile, June 7. At n meeting ot
(lie board of trustees of the Mount
vilie school hold last Tuesday, it was
decided to raise the salaries of all the
teachers and to run the school nine
months next session instead of eight
as heretofore. This advance st< p wilt
place the Mouiltvillc high school ntUOIIg
tile liest in till* State. The unahat ill)-'
interest of the people in ihe.ir school
is shown each year by some Improve
ment or advancement.
Policeman Lowe U'tJvo.
On Sunday. May Utlth., I turn I Police
man s. W. Lowe came up on several
negroes engaged in drinking swear
ing and otherwise disturbing the peace
ful worship at New Hope church
Several arrests were made last week,
some were convicted an;! sentenced,
while others Were idea: cd on SOIUO
minor technicality of law. .Mi. Lowo
is a fearless, faithful olllci i and
should have the undivided Kiippin'l ol
all people in his endeavor lo keen
down ci hno and mi iconducl
Farmers Him Harvesters
Tour new harvt.nterH have been pur
chased by Mountville fa iners this
spring. These it 1*4 nil << npletc ma
chines for reaping and hindlnfi grain.
They wore bought by Unsor & I'Vllors,
Mllh r R Motes. i\ c. sn.it'.. nnd John
T. Stokes. This gives oil! little sec
tion seven harvesters, the other ihreo
being ow ned by Win. W< rtst, J. I.
Do.vd, anil Fuller Adam.-.
Mrs. .1. i,. Fellers and daughter?
Miss Annie, are attending < ommuuco
tnent at the South Carolin? university,
from which lust it ul ion Mr. Henry Fel
lers graduates this week.
Miss Llllle CulhcrtSOl) has gone to
Mllledgevillc, Ca.. to attend commence
ment exercises of the CJeorgln Normal
and Industrial college. Miss Eugenia
I Culhertson, daughter ol Dr. II. t..
CulbertKon, will grnduatc iron: that
college t his w. ek,
.Mr. and Mrs. Sydney < ' ,> nl Clov
er, n. ('., are s|ien:d.lng '?' ' ? with
l.helr par.-ills and other relative.'' hero.
Mrs. .1. M. Simmons l:s.<; been right;
sich for si vernl days.
Miss Marie StO;< has return'eil
from commeuei men! i:t Chloorn eol
lege, accompanied by In 1 let Mrs.
Sarah Hunter of (!:?'< ttvi'.le, who will
rcninin awhile her?: i i komefolks.
Mr. .1. It. Whalley : ml family ol
! Creor.s are her'1 \isiti;.; Llielr f oplo.
Concert for Church of f i:< i \\ '?any?
On Thursday night then wi\ to a
concert at the city opera house giv
en by Mrs. W. 10, Lucas, r.sslstod by
Miss Leln Thompson foi the benefit
(if the Episcopal church. Tin re will
he vocal and Instrumental music,
classical and popular, music ol Iho
kind you will enjoy and so thorough
ly and beautifully Interpreted that,
each number will only make inoro
enjoyable the next. Mis. Thomp
son is favorably known In re as :i
pianist and on Thursday night Iho
audience will have an opportunity of
hearing Miss Thompson rthlg Mrs.
I,Has* musical ability is so well
known that it is only necessary to
stati- that she will (al<< ,'?'" ''? 11.10.
Tickets are for sah. at ilii Pa ' nut n>
drug store, fit) cents for i rov/u peoplo
and i'."> < i tils for ehlldr' ??. I he ",o(\ -
i i-ri begins at Si.'lO o'clock.
Daughters of tlie American Itcvodilfoir,
The Henry Laurens chapter of
American Revolution will hold it reg
ular meeting at the home of Mrs.
Hrooks Swygeri Friday at
Tin: watts mills school.
Session ( loses Frida > Jinn 10 Teach
ers For tool her l'ear.
The Watts mills school rinses llf*
present session on Friday, Juno i".
The school has had a splendid year/
the total enrollment for the torm be
ing 24G, with an average monthly en
roll men I of 112 ami an averago month
ly attendance of 121 pupils,
Principal A. W. r/lsbor arid Mrs. C.
I.. Ca i i ell , one of Hie | latllS, h i 0
hi ? ii reelected for another year. An
additional assistant! teacher. Miss Ger
trude Matthews id* >Jowb< rry, has been
elected for next year, .'.ml Miss Hcsslo
Pant of Anderson will KUCOCOd Miss:
Kate Cornwoll in the kiitdi garten de