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VOLUME XXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 19\0. NUMBER <<>
BY COM BOARD
Appointments 4re Officially
THE NEW SCHOOL LAW
Three Members of Hoard for Each
? District Commissions Good
^| for Two Years.
For several weeks there lias been
more or less interest manifested
throughout tin- county in the matter
of the new sehool law relative to the
appointment of trustees for each dis
trict, the sehool Act of 1908 providing
that the district hoards be named hy
the county hoard of education instead
of being elected as heretofore.
Today The Advertiser prints the
list of new trustees as furnished by
Superintendent (1. 1.. Pitts, together
with an explanatory statement made
hy the hoard, as follows:
Section 1210 of the school law rends
in part, "Rach county hoard of edu
cation, on the first Tuesday of July,
1908, and on the first Tuesday in .Inly
every two years thereafter, shall ap.
point for each school district in their
county three school trustees. At their
fust meeting they shall organize by
electing one of their number chairman
Of the hoard, who shall preside at the
official meeting of the hoard, anil an
other clerk of the hoard, who shall
record their proceedings in a hook
provided for that purpose."
The county hoard of education has.
therefore, this day, July B, 1910, ap
pointed and commissioned school
trustee.- for 1.aureus county to serve
until .Inly 1912. The names of the
newly appointed trustees are given
The county hoard or education re
quests that these several hoards meet
within the next few days and elect
their chairman and clerk, and notify
the superintendent of education of the
results of the meeting. This is very
important and should he attended to
Lnnford No. 10?Special?W. II.
Drununond, M. G. Patter-on, C. I..
Laurens No. 11?Special?No elec
tion this year. The following constitute
the hoard: ('. C. Featherstone, C. II.
Roper, J. .1. Pluss, O. B. Simmons. P.
A. Simpson, .1. c. Owings.
Ora No. 12?Special ?I., r. Blnkely.
O. I- Hunter. VV. 1!. lllakely, I.. F.
Nabors, .1. I.. McClintock.
Cross Hill No. 1:!?Special?The
election as reported hy secretary is
as follows: .1. W. Simmons, It. A.
Austin, R. A. Boyce, W .('. Rasor, .1.
W. Hannah. P. S. Pinson, T. M. Pinson.
Waterloo No. 14- Special?W. C.
"Wharton, W. II. Wharton, II. I). Winn,
H. ('. Fuller, .1. ('. Smith.
Hurricane No. lf>?C. C. Young, .1.
M. Simpson, .1. L, Simpson.
MountVille, No. 1C?W. C. Mitchell.
M, B. Crisp. P. R. Fuller.
Fountain Inn. No. P. Appointed
hy the Creem IIle hoard.
, Laurens No 1.?G. A. Fuller. J. I).
MV. Walts. F. .1. Owings.
% Laurens No. 2?W. 11. Hlldgens, .1.
A. Woiford, (i. li. Finley.
Laurens No. '.'<?'/.. R. Traynham. C.
v. Craddock, F. ft. Burton.
Laurens No. 1 ? 10. A. Hamilton. P..
p. niakely, J. tj. Brown.
Laurens No..".- .Ino. I). Mills. T. P.
Cbildress, Henry Kennedy.
Laurens No. C. T. P. Plakely. p.
Bailey, Will .Motte.
YoUllgS No. 1 A. P. Stewart. .1. F.
Sloan, T. Y. Henderson.
Youngs No. ?.1. M. Gray, W. R.
Henderson, Austin Abercromble.
Youngs No. 3?Egbert Kiddle, J, p.
Rhodes. ('. P. Taylor.
Youngs No. 1??J. P. Cook, P. P.
Cooper, If. T. Thompson.
Youngs No. 5?B, P. Cossett, J. F.
Me I nt ire, W. C Fincher.
Youiims No. ?'? -H. P. Burdett, Ora
Carrett, P. M. Parson.
Dials No. 1?J. I). Wood, Abner
Babb, Sampson Pahh.
Dlnls No. 2?CJ a. Pahh. L. ^?Arm
strong, M. W. GrAy.
Dials No. :i?H. S. Wallace. R. (',.
Wilson. .1. F. Cray.
Dials No. I 11. .1. (!. Curry. .1. I.
Cook. J. io. Holcombe.
Dials No. B?% It. Cheek. It. L.
Gray, IL M. Brysoh.
, Dials No. fi?W. H. P.arksdale, W. A.
Putnam, W, \v. Yet? rgin.
Dials No. T D. I). Harris. J. T.
OF JULY DIVIDENDS
Over Forty Thousand Dollars Paid
Out by (lie Different Local
Corporations ?inly 1.
Foily one thousand, two hundred
and fifty dollars represents the total
amount distributed .Inly 1 as semi
annual dividends by the cotton mills,
hanks and other corporations in the
city of Laurens. The list is as fol
Laurens cotton mills, 4 per rent on
Watts cotton mills. :*. per cent, on
Laurens Trust company, I per cent,
Peoples Loan and Exchange bank,
s per cent, on $100,000 -$S,000.
Enterprise hank, 1-2 per cent, on
Bank of Laurens, I per cent, on
Palmetto hank. :'. 1.2 per cent, on
Watts Mills, July .">?The marriage
Of Miss Maude Murray and Mr. RufUS
Carter was solemnized Sunday after
noon :'.t ". o'clock at the home of the
bride's father, Mr. J. P. Murray, the
ceremony being performed by the Rev.
.1. A. Brock. The attendants were
Misses Clara Weathers and Maggie
Onrrett, Messrs Thomas Brown and
Carl Brownlcc. An elegant wedding
dinner was served. Mr. ami Mis.
Carter left Monday for Ashcvllle, the
home oi" the groom.
Armstrong, W. B. Abercrombie.
Dials Xo. 8?W. P. Medloek, 11. L.
Babb, Walter N\iali.
Sullivan No. I?A. ,T. Monroe. W. 1.
Freeman. .1. F. Davis.
Sullivan No. 2?N I> Wood, J. II.
Henley. 3. ('. Cook
Sullivan No. 3? Jos P. Simmons,
Thos. T. Wood R. E. Simpson.
Sullivan No. ! li. Ii. Mahon, W. a.
Baldwin, R. m. Holt.
Sullivan No. .". -.1. m. Sumerel, 11.
li. Roper, .1. W. Kellett.
Sullivan No. C?R. m. WoSSOn, W.
a. Traynham, Dr. .1. 1.. Donnan.
Sullivan No. 7 T. S. Crawford. W.
B. Davis, .1. a. Balentino, Jr.
Waterloo No. I--B. I,. Henderson.
J. C. Marlin, .1. m. Golden.
Waterloo No. 2?A. W. Sims, W. .1.
Anderson. .1. A. Puckett.
Waterloo No. 3? L. C. Clllbortson,
T. 11. Duns. C. C. Cnldwell.
Waterloo No. I ? L. m. C. Moore, E.
M. El more, B. Boyd.
Waterloo No. 5?W. 11. Williams,
.1. C. McDaniel, J. D. Terry.
Waterloo No. 6--.Jno. D. Hunter. .1.
W. Powler, Mose Madden.
Waterlot) No. 7?.1. R. Burton, W.
I.. Cooper. M. II. Hill.
Cross Hill No. 1?10. B. Pinson, R.
L. Cole, Jno. Smith.
Cross Hill No. 2?W. E. Griffin, R.
w. Brown, O. B. Pitts.
Cross Hill No. :i?s. H. Goggnns,
Walter Watkins, J. O. Niel.
Cross Hill No. 1?Jas. S. Hill, Jno.
W. Ward. .1. C. Workman.
Cross Hill No. 5?W. M. Grimn S.
a. Lenman, C. M. Fuller.
Cross Hill No. 6?T. J. Coleman, .1.
Y. Benjamin, W. C. Cunningham,
Hunter No. I?.1. C. Jacks, L. C.
Corbett, W. L. Teague.
Hunter No. 2?S W. Bryion II L
Jones. T. a. Lynch.
Hunter No. 3?T. J. Chandler, 11. E.
Simpson, Ceo. m. Davis.
Hunter No. I C. R. Workman. J. f.
Workman. J. f. Bcdenbaugh.
Hunter No. 5?B. L. King, Ceo. a.
Copoland, 13. Lee Pitts.
Hunter No -L w c Blalock, J.
Y. Gary, II. C. Hunter.
Hunter No. 7 Jno. a. Wallace, R.
Q. Wallace, Jno. A. Davenport.
Hunter No. 8?J. J. Young, J. L.
Crawford. D. R. Crawford.
Jacks No. 1 ?I. W. Adolr, J. IB.
Adalr, R. J. Adalr.
Jacks No. 2?T. L. Johnson, J. H.
Pitts, Fred Johnson.
Jacks No. 3?f. Copeland, P. m.
Pitts, a. J. Hollingsworth,
Jacks No. I -I. O. Hay, W. S. Hatton.
Will Wiser. ?
Jacks No. 5?W. D. Glenn, J. a.
Jones. Will Lyles.
Jacks No. 6? S. W. Dean, W. L.
Lynn, T. W. Dillard.
Scuflletown No. l?J, W. Hlakely.
Sam Todd, Geo. m. Cunningham.
Scuflletown No.%?W. M. Myers, G.
c. Byrd, D. a. Glenn.
SctlflletOWn No. 3? J. P, Saxon, P.
L. Donnan. Reese Holland.
Scuflletown No. 4?Jed. Pulley, F
W. Little, Eugene Cleveland.
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED HIMSELF.
Walter Rhodes, itirelessly Handling
Gun, Receives Mortal Wound.
While at the home of Mr. Oshonie
who lives in the Duncan Creek sec
tion of Scuffletown township, Mr. Wal
ter Rhodes of the county was aeci
dently shot as he attempted to hand
a shot gun to his hrother-in-law. Mr.
Ed Osborne, while the two were stand
inn on the front porch of the house
last Wednesday afternoon. Young
Rhodes was shot through! the ab
domen and expired almost immediate
ly after receiving the wound.
The deceased was a quiet, hard
working hoy and had reached his ICth
birthday on the day of his tragic death.
Coroner Hoiraton held the Inquest,
and the verdict of the jury was in
accordance with the facts as given
Lame ( hiss of Young Ladies Appl\
for Winthrop Scholarship.
The examination of applicants for
entrance and scholarship appoint
ments to the different colleges in the
State was held Friday in the court
house by the county board of educa
Following is the list of applicants:
University or South Carolina Bax
ter 1)-Shield.;. Brosig Harmon, Phil
College of Charleston?Jesse Wolff.
Winthrop College?Eilecue Young,
Nora Wilson. Margaret Young, Blanche
Stewart. Sara Rudd, Lilllo .Miller.
Sara Babb, Annie Kate Childless. Net.
tie Armstrong, Ella May Martin. Dona
Black, Edmonin Garrett, Emma Coop
er. Irene Wallace. Florine Simpson,
Ellen Armstrong, Kathlene Sullivan,
Mary Cronier. Grace Pool. Eva Shell,
Gertrude Hollingsworth, Ethel Jones,
I Willie Stewart. Lila OwingS, Gertie
Owlngs, Emma Henderson. Lila Coker,
IMattie Peterson. Sara Wallace. Mar
I guerite Tolbert. Winnie Jeans, Kate
j Wofford. Ruth Payne, Marie Simpson.
Cecil Wings, Beulnh Hcllams, Mable
Dlckson, Ora Bra m hl et, Graham Ru Id.
MISS M VRY BELL < II \ WFOHD.
Heath of a Lovable Young Woman in
the ( Itj Wednesday.
After an illness of ?overal months.
Miss Mary Bell Crawford passed away
Wednesday morning : ? the Lome oi
her aunt. .Miss Dolly Crawford, South
, Harper street. Miss Crawford was
j the daughter of the late Mr. William
R. Crawford and was about 22 years
1 of age. After attending the city school
for several years. Miss Crawford was
a student at Chic-ova college, Green
ville, one or two sessions. She was a
most estimable young lady and had
many friends in Laurens who regret
her untimely demise.
The funeral services, conducted by
the Rev. C. F. Rankin. were held
Thursday morning at the City ceme
In Kansas Harvest Fields.
With a party of his class mates. ;
Mr. Ohas. T. Simpson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. T. F. Simpson of this city, left
a few days ago for Smith Center. Kan
sas, where the young men are employ
ed in the big wheat fields of that sec
tion, the harvest season now being In
full blast. Alter finishing the season
there, they c-xjj^cs to take rin extended '
northern trip Dofoi'C rOtUl'Uing to the
State in the fall.
Mr, Simpson graduated in Juno from
tin- University of South Carolina, and
'he three young men who are with
him in Kansas are Messrs. Sloan, la r
veriy and Reiser of Columbia, mem
bora Of his class.
To Hear Dr. Thackcr.
Quite a number of Laurens people
went to Spartanburg Monday to hear
Dr. Ernest Thacker, the well known
Presbyterian evangelist who conduct
ed the great revival at the First Pres
byterian church here las! fall, and who
is engaged in a meeting in the Spar
tan city this week .
Negro Lad hilled lather.
Coroner R. o. liairston yesterday
held the Inquest over William Cal
llOtin, a ne^ro who died Monday after
noon at Seyen o'clock at his cabin
home, near Cole Point, as th- result
of a gunshot wound Inflicted Sunday
morning by the thirtcon-year*old son
of the deceased.
It appears that CnlllOUII was whip
ping h!s wire wh n (ho boy, Frank Cnl
hOlin procured a small rifle and shot
his father. The wound proved fatal
within thirty-six hour A,
THE NF. WS Ol' ?KAI ('Ol' KT.
Hovi Hu- Fourth Wits Observed Dentil
of .llr. 'I'minMin.
Cray Court. July ?">??Miss Fannie
Garrison who Is attending school In
Greenville was at home for the
Mrs. R. M. DuBose returned Fri
day from a visit to friends at Fasley.
Miss Annie McLauriu of Greenwood
and Miss Nan L'asterling of Tatum
spent the week-end with Mrs. Fest us
Mr. W. C. Curry returned from;
Asheville Friday when he had I.n
to see his son, Mr. I. 10. Curry who
is under treatment at the St. Joseph
Miss Mabel and Kleanor West of
Greenville were the. quests of Miss
Lucy Peden last week.
Mr .and Mis. 1'. R. McCain of Co
lumbia are visiting Rev. J. K. McCain.
Mrs. R. L. Gray and son. 1311 ts, are
visiting in Williamston.
Miss Virginia Coleman of Wood
ruff is the guest of Miss Ruth and
The Fourth was celebrated lu re by
some going fishing, some to lOnoroo
to witness the c. c. O. I. vs. I3norco
I ball game, others remaining al their
The body of Mr. Jim Tumbliu was
brought here from Greenville on the
late train Monday and was carried to
Rahun for burial today. Mr. Tiimblin
lived mar here last year ami moved
to Greenville late last fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cuglc of Grocn
vllle have been the guests of .Mr. and
Mrs. <!. 13. Moore, for a few days.
Chestnut Ridge Ciillings.
Chestnut Ridge, July 5.?We are
still having plenty of rain and farm
ers are making slow progress with
Quarterly meeting was held with
Trinity church Saturday and Sunday.
The Royal Ambasadors met ai the
home of Mrs. Lnngston Saturday af
Mr. Isomer Moore and wife spent
Sunday with Mr. Glenn Fuller and
The Trinity Ridge boys played tho
Mounlville team one day last week.
;? to o in favor of Trinity Ridge.
The Sunday school ai Chestnut
Ridge is in a nourishing condition.
Mr. '!. S. Harp spent Sunday with
the family of Mr. R. Dunk Boyd.
The Trinity Ridge boys crossed
hats with the Slliloh boys Saturday af
ternoon. The score was G to S in
favor of Trinity Ridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Press Abrains spent
the Fourth with Mrs. 13. F. Lnngston.
Mr. Tom I3rwin who has been con
fln< (i to his room is improving.
Mr. Fcutlicrstonc at Home.
Mr. C. C. Feathestono spent from
Sunday until Tuesday at home, leav
ing Tuesday afternoon for Lexington
where lie rejoins the campaign party
. today after an interval of several
days. Tho last campaign meeting was
held at Winnshoro on Saturday to
he resumed at Lexington today. Mr.
Feathers tune, is apparently standing
the campaigning all right and besides
feeling more encouraged over the race
than he did even two weeks ago he \^
in excellent shape for the next quarter
MR. FE?THERSTONL IS
ENDORSED BY BAR
At a meeting of the Laurens Bai
association held this July 5th, IfJlO tin
following resolution was adopted:
Whereas Hon. C. C. Fcntherstone
a member of the Laurens Bar associa
?ion is a candidate for the Democrat I<
nomination foi fjovornor ol the Stab
oi South c.' rollna.
Now therefore, be it resolvc-d bj
the said association:
First. That we commend the (Jon
C, C. Featherstone to the voters of tin
Slate in view of his peculiar fllllOS!
to till the position aspired to. Ill;
success as a blisflioss man and l i.
ability as a lawyer, coupled with hi>
experience In public nffnirs \vl|j eniibh
him to fill the position with honor t<
himself and credit to (he State shouti
he be the choice of tho people
R. 15. P.abb.
w. r Riehe?
a. c. Todd,
H Commit) ?
CKOSS MILL IN EWS
FOR THE PAST WEEK
Town's (lot a New Calaboose Execs
she Rains Damage Crops
To Some Extent.
Cross Hill. July I. Dr. and Mrs.
u. c. Davenport of Augusta arc with
.Mr. and Mrs N. H. Davenport for the
Cross Hill and WhitUllrc teams
crossed liats on the (lluinoiul here last
Wednesday result inn in a score of '?'
to 0 In favor of Cross Hill.
Mr. Jim Neal has been very ill for
Mrs. It. A. Austin. Misses Kate and
Anne Austin went over to Due West
last Wednesday returning on Friday.
Tiny had a special invitation to visit
the Misses Voilllg of that place.
The town council has had a nice
council chamber ami calaboose on clod
Miss Connie Martin has heen se
riously ill lor more than a week with
Mr. and Mrs. .1. It. Wllcul were call
cd to Waterloo last week on account
of the serious illness and subsequent
death of Mr. Wllcul's father. Mr
Mr. Austin l.camnn with his friend
Mr. Pouche were over from Clinton
Heavy rains have fallen all around
us during th'' past week, hut not
enough lute to stop the plows till
Saturday afternoon when we had a
Cotton on sandy lands is looking
badly and some farms are pretty gras
The negro' 3 are ^Citing to be so
patriotic they Insist on observing the
Ith of July.
This correspondent was wondering
how he could afford to allow his plows
to stop Monday, but tile rain settled it.
' Mr. W. c. Itasor is spending some
time at Glenn Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McSwalll ami
their three line boys are visiting rela
tives in town.
IIKATII OK MR. !'. K. WILCIT.
Waterloo Citi/on Siueutiibs to Attack
Mr. I'.iiriics F. Wllcut, the promi
nent Waterloo citizen whoso serious
illness was noted in The Advertiser
last week, died on Friday as a result
of the paralytic stroke suffered on
Sunday. June 20. Tic1 funeral ami
burial services were 'mid Saturday at
Mr. Wi'.cui was a gentleman most
highly esteemed and his death is re
gretted hy hosts of friends and ac
quaintances throughout this part ol
the state. No more gallant soldier
went to the front in 'C( and none ex
celled him in loyalty ami devotion to
Mr. .1. Wade Anderson reported the
flrsl cotton bloom on July 1. Messt:
Arthur l.caman of Cross Hill and T.
I L. Summern! Of Laurens lt. F. I) N<>
1. sent in ( looms Monday as did Wade
Flnley colored Mr w L Grnv also
reported blossoms plucked from some
oi' his Heids Monday. July I.
I'lllj ed Double- Header.
At the Watts mills baseball park
(wo very good games were played
Monday between Walts and Clinton.
Result of first game: Watts. |Q
Clinton 2 i Batteries: Mill, and
Fisher, Hili and Campbell,
Second gaiui : Watts, 7 ">; Clin
ton, i I Datteries: I'rJneo and
Hawkins, Riddle and Campbell.
Tcni Meeting Conthnies.
Since tliO Inclement weather has
ceased evangelist 101 more has been
preaching to larger audience;;, with
each service tie- interest manifested
is more noticeable. Quite a number
haVo sign I fled their Intention of he.
coming charter members in the organ
ization of the Christian Church in
Laurens at the close of the meeting,
A regular minist? r has already been
secured to lake the work when the
organization Is perfected. The sermon
subjects for the next week are being
distributed. A special invitation is
extended to all to all the services.
There will bo throe serviced on Lord's
pay, the one a! ! v. win b.. i.ei-i
in the opera house. Song service be
gins at 8;15 I'. M.
Chamberlain's Stomach ami Llvi
Tablets gently stimulate the liver and
bowel- to expel poisonous matter,
'banse the .-> ?*.i.i. cure constipation
and sic); hi tidacho. Sold i>y Laurenn
!?: .in '!o.
Jack Johnson Knocks Out
15TH ROUND DOWNS HiM
I'iulit Disappointing, lor the ItoilSOU
Thai Jeffries Palled (<? Show
l it as dt' Old.
Ueno, Nev.. July I. John Arlliitf
Johnson, a Texas negro, son of an
Anict'lean slave, tonight is Ihe Hist
undisputed henvywelghi champion
pugilist of (he world.
James .1. Jeffries, of California,
winner of (wonty-two championship
lighls. the man who never wan
brought to Ills Knees before by a
blow, (oulghl passed Into history as
a broken hlol. lie mei utter defeat
at the hand:' of the hlneh ehampioii
in the fifteen round.
While Jell ries was not actually
counted out. he was saved only front
this crowning shame I his friends
pleading with Johnson nol lo hi) the
fallen man again, anil the towel was
brought Into tho ring from his cor
ner. At the end of the lifted! round
liefen e Ton Klokard raised (lie lilnok
arm. and the great ? rowd liled out,
"linn and sib lit.
Jeffries was drugged to Iiis cor
ner, bleeding from nose and uiouth,
and a dozen cuts oil the lace. Ilo
had a black, closed 1 ! o, and swollen
features and he held his head in IllH
Johnson walked mn of Hie ring
without a ma i k on his body. e\cepl
a slight cut on bis lip \ liicli was Ilm
I 0|ioning of a wound suffered in train
l?nt; experts agree that it was not
even a shampiouship 'Ight. .IcfTrlOH
had il chance In tho second round, per
haps, but nfter the sixth, it was plain
I that he was weakened and o'lt-elnsacd
in < very point. Af t< r the i lovonth
round it was hopeless.
It was (he greatest demons!ration
the ring has ever seen of the falluro
of a fighter to "come buck" nfter
y< ars of ro| Ircment,
Tie? you Hi and tli.i< n ??? of ihn
black man in: <l .Ii fl i look like a
green man. The reviled John on was
like black pniitl.i r, a nif il in his
alertness and d f- n in: iae|i ? .
Jeffries fought by ii ,; ict., ii sonin
I ed showing hi gi nu . and his
great lighting heart in <?.' y round,
hut lie was only tin i-mII of his old
self The old power to take u torrlbio
beating and bore in until lie lauded
tin- knockout blow, was * one.
Treated Jeff as a Jake,
After the third round. Johnson
treated bis opponent almost as a joke
lie smiled and blocked playfully,
warding ofl the bearlike rushes of
Jeffries with a marvelous silence,
now tucking a blow under bis arm,
again plucking il out of the air as
a man strips a baseball.
Out of the sea of opinions and ar
guments that bolstered Up the tight
and made ii the (ulk ol the world,
these pinnacles of fact have been cast,
The fight was on the square. Of
tha| there wa . no doubt nfter tho
There was no evidence oi hint of
the. famous '"yellow si reak" on fl o
part of John: (in.
.loll?soll proved him elf :o abso
lutely Jeffries' master that experts
siudi a- Corbett, an Australian
ring expert declared that Tommy
I'.-;; ?<>?? ' iid put up a bot!? r fight
against John. on. and that the black
in tin was only playing with the other
Finish Swift a.id Terrific,
The end cane' sw if and p iTlblO.
Ii looked as (hough John on had been
holding hitm-i |f under en v. i all tho
rest ol the lime; and now thai he had
measured Jeffries in nil bis weakness,
he had detormli ed to stop it quickly,
Jeffries bad lost (he power of de
fense, a series of right and left Up
percuts delivered at will senf him
i (nggi ring to the rop< . I lo turned
and fought back by 111 linct nS (hough
he were dying hard.
Will, the exception oi a few fast.
rounds, the fight was (amo, Jeffries
did hot hnvo the power In his punch
to hurt Johnson after he had recelv