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IPLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, i9IO. NUMBER I?
STATE BAPTIST CONVENTION
NOW IN ANNUAL SESSION HERE
Met Last Night at the First
Baptist Church In .
FOR THE OPENING
Werk of the Convention Will go For
ward Today and Will he Contin
ued Until Friday--Baptist
Ministers' Conference Mon
day und Tuesday.
)Sk The ninetieth annual session of the
^convention of the Baptist denomina
tion in South Carolina was convened
in this city last night at the First
Baptist church, with more than two
hundred and fifty ministers and lay
^delegates from all parts of the State
Following the conventional sermon,
which was preached by the Rev. .lohn
F. Vines, pastor of the First Baptist
church. Anderson, the convention was
/ormally organized for the session
with the election of a president, vice
presidents, recording and statistical
secretaries, assistant secretary, treas
urer and auditor. Addresses of wel
come and responses thereto followed
after which the order of business whs
Today the work of the convention
wHl proceed regularly, with three ses
sions dally. Final adjournment will
be reached Friday.
iL Ministers' Conference.
Preceding the opening of the sor.
sions of the convention proper, the
24th annual meeting of the South
Carolina Baptist Ministers' conference
was held Monday evening and Tuesday
The conference was called to order
Monday night by Itev. II. L. Baggott,
the retiring president, ftev. F. M.
Satter White was chosen as president
tot' this session, with Rev. M. M. Ben
son as secretary. The conference was
addressed by the Rev. Z. T. Cody of
Greenville, his subject being "The
Tuesday morning the conference
opened with devotional exercises, con
ducted by the Row J. C. C. Dunsford
"Same Elements in Prayer-life" was
the subject, of a paper presented by
the Rev. J. H. Thayer, who was fol
lowed by Dr. .lohn I). Pitts, former
on; tor of the First church, in an ad
dress on "Scriptural diving." "The
Pastor and the Sunday School," was
the subject of an address by Dr. It.
W. Spillman, of WlnBton-Salem. field
secretary of the Sunday school board
of the Southern Baptist convention.
I>r. Spillman was followed by Prof.
A. T. Robertson, D. D. of the Southern
Hap 11st Theological seminary, Louis
vIHe, whose subject was "The Minis
tors' Progress." Rev. W. T. Hundley
and Rev. J. N. Prestrldgo next spoke
on the subject of the "Best Books I
At tho afternoon and final session
?f the conference devotional exercises
wero led by Rev. R. F. Neighbor, af
ter which Dr. A. M. Simmes address
ed tho body on "Lessons From My
Forty Years of Pastoral Experience,"
and was followed by Rov. B. K. Tru
lue.k and Dr. B. S. Fundorhurk in a
discussion of "Developing tho Country
ffburches." "Tho Impending Crisis,
*or is the World Growing Better?" ad
dress by Rov. M. L. I.awson closed
Uio programme and at flvo o'clock the
conference was adjourned.
Delegates and Hosts.
Following Is the names of tho dele
gates to the convention und by whom
W. B. Acker, Donalds?J. R. Ellis.
F. M. Adams, Adamsburg?John
< James M. Adams, North Augusta?
' W. B. Thompson, Jr.
Rov. J. O. Adams, Charlotte, N. C.
?K. P. Mtnter.
Rev. J. R. Altkon, Fair Forest
Mrs, w. B. Bramlett.
Rov. W. C. Allen, Lattn?R. E.
Rev. A. J. Allen, Hastover .lohn
Rev. B. F. Allen. Denmark?W. It.
F. M. Mien, Greenwood -Ceo, F.
Rev. G. T. Asblll, f.evol Land- J, A.
**IIlev. J. W. BlnntoOi Orangoburg
Tl. S. Kennedy.
F. h. Brarablett, Prluceton -S. D.
H. d Brabham, Blenheim?H. i>.
Rev. S. R. Mass, McCormlck ? M. A.
Rev. B. V. Baldey, Hartsville? Dr.
11. K. Aiken.
Rev. J. 1). Bailey, Cowpens?J. J.
Rev. EI. L Raggott, Inman?J. I.
Rev. T N. Bailey, Greenville?-\V.
Rev. A. ('. Haker. Columbia?W. II.
W. A. Baldwin, Gray Court?J.
?T. 13. Bnlley. Snluda?C, A. Power.
Rov c s. Blackburn, Seneca Dr.
Rov. T. B. Dialock, Edgcflcld?John
J. 13. BrcAzeal, Anderson?R. 13.
Rev. L. n. Blackwcll, Timmons
H. B. Best, Hartsville -D. C. Harks,
P. M. B?rry, Polzor, -A. M. Ma
W. .). B?rry, Travoter's Rest - J. H,
Rev. M. M, Benson, Springfield?
R. 13. Copelniid,
D. A. J. Bell, Parksville, ? Dr. T. L.
Rev. L. J. Btisto, Abbeville -C. C.
Rev. ('. C. Brown, Sumior Rev. W.
Rev. L. B. Money. Lalle City - Dr.
.1. Ii. Teague.
W. lt. Brown, Spartanburg?L. G.
D. H. Boney, Blythewood -J. S.
Dr. .1. Ii. ?oldriege, Lancaster?
D. H. Counts.
ii. L. Boman, Spartanburg M. L.
Rev. G. \V. Bussey, Fountain Inn?
John D. Owlngs.
Rov. N. N. Murion. Batesburg.?H.
Rev. R. H. Burrlss, Greenville?Dr.
J. H. Teafiue.
T. H. Hurts, Laurens?A. B. Cul
Dr. C. E. Marts. Edgefield?Brooks
G. B. Buell, Charleston- D. A.
C. R. 1). Murns, West Union?Dr.
w. i). Ferguson.
C. A. Campbell, Gaffney?J. Willi;
Rev. T. L. Call, Rembert -C. 13.
Kennedy at Harre House.
Rev. L. E. Campbell, Hei ton ?W.
Rev. W. H. Cannada, Greenville?
Mrs. m. F. Barksdale.
Rev. L. N. Capell, Baaloy?H.
Rve. J, N. Craven. Waltorboro?
O. B. Simmons,
Rev. J. A. ('arson, Saluda?II. H.
s. H. Crawley, Gaffney- c. M. Mil
ler at J, A. Copeland.
E3. L. Clark, Union .lohn N. Wright.
Rev. J. ('. Collum, Loosvlllo -W. B.
Rev. Carlisle Courtcnay, Columbia
C. J Cone. Lodge?W. D. Barks
Rev J ? Corpenlng, Ridgoway
Rev. L. P. McGec.
J. W. Cox. Moore- R. L. Wolff.
Rev. L. A. Cooper, Manning- G. S.
Rev. Geo. N. Cowan, Greenwood
Dr. H. F. Posey.
Dr. Z. T. Cody, Greenville Col.
H. Y. Simpson.
Rev. W. R. Corder, Pel ion?J. A.
Frank Cook, Now Brooklyn - C. R.
Rev. F. O. S. Curtis, Waltorboro?
E P. Minter.
s. F. Cuninghnm, Newhorry?H B,
w. p. Cttlborlson, Mountvllle -a.
Rev G B. Davis, Orangcburg,?J. H.
John M. Daniel, Groonvllle?Dr. V\'.
Dr. W. T. Derlcux Greenville ('
Rev. J. P. Dondy, Lowndsville E
Conwp.j Dial. Cross Hill?Dr. A. I.
(Continued on page lour.)
The First Baptist Church of Laurens.
MRS. CORRY GRIFFIN
DIES AT M?UNTVILLE
Site wtts a Descendant of un Old and
Prominent tbbcvillc Conn
MountviUc, Nov. 28. It is sod that
we must announce tho death of Mrs.
Cony Griffin, which sorrowful event
qccu red Friday morning at her home
here. Sho was sick only a few days,
having been stricken with pneumonia
on Saturday bofore her death. The
fun< ral services were held at Get ha
ha:;! church, Saturday afternoon,
where her remains were tenderly
placed to rest.
Mrs. Griffin was the widow of a
Confederate soldier, her husband hav
ing died shortly after the war. Before
her marriage she was Miss Corry
Ware of Abbeville county, belonging
to those prominent families for whom
Ware Shoals takes it name.
Mrs. Griffin was not only a consist
ent member of the Baptist church but
also a consistent Christian lady, pa
tient in tribulation, brave In adversi
ty, humble in prosperity, and loved
by all for her tender, modest life and
Christian fortitude, in her noble life
she leaves a rich heritage to her four
sons. William. Lnrkin, Thomas, and
Charley, who survive her. May that
I life be to them an example and a con
solation and to ail of us who know
i her an inspiration to greater, better,
j and purer aspirations.
Thanksgiving Day was observed
' here as usual. All business was
abandoned for the day and religious
I services were held in the Presbyterian
'church in the morning, conducted by
Mr. 1!. It. Puller. A good congrega
tion was present to participate in the
services, which consisted in songs,
prayers, ami talks appropriate to the
occasion. A contribution was made
to the Thorn well and Connie Maxwell
On account of Thanksgiving and the
county corn exhibition the Mountville
school gave Thursday and Friday as
Rev. Mr. McDonald, of Kentucky,
preached at the Baptist church here
Sunday morning and afternoon. His
subject for (he morning service was
"Christian Soldiery," for the after
noon. "The Gl eat Salvation"
Rev. Mr. Hooton, of Clinton, preach,
ed at the Presbyterian church Sun
day afternoon by request of the pas
tor. Rev. W. M. Hoilingsworth, who
was unable to meet, his morning ap
pointment because, of sickness.
fclllo ami Fred Fuller, of the Pres
byterian college spent Thanksgiving
Mrs. Lucy Crisp, of Grover. X C.
is spending awhile with her parents
DEATH OF MRS. SARAH WILLIS.
Wife of J. Roland ?Ulis, Well Known
Grny Court Citizen.
Gray Court. Nov. 29.?Mrs. Sarah
Willis, wifo of Mr. J. Roland Willis,
died at her home here Sunday night
after a long Illness. The deceased
was about t',T> years old and Is survived
by her husband, three sons ami four
The funeral and burial services wore
held Monday afternoon at Dials
Church, the Rev. R. M. DtlBose, pas
tor, conducting tho exorcises.
Dr. .1. R. Culhorlaon who has been
in poor health for several months, has
been seriously ill during tho past
Some of the Gray Court people are
attending the Baptist convention in
NEWS OF THE WERK
CULLED IN CLINTON
Post <}i'ti< ;. Building Ready I'or
i s' Clinton I'hnriuncj Build
in-,' 'J'o He Rebuilt.
Clinton. Nov. 21). -The now postof
flce building, erected by Drs. .). II,
and J. !.!'.< young Is ready for use and
UlO post-ollice Will bo moved in Wed.
nesday. This new building i.-; on Mus
grovo street and is n fresli reminder
of the growth Of Clinton. It is not
many years ago since there wer.1 no
business houses Oll .Mas;;rove street
beyond the square and very fow peo
ple lived on the MusgTOVO road. Xow
it Is recognized as the "coming" street
and bids fair to rival Main and Broad.
For two miles or more out Of the
town it is built up. and some of (In
most com fort a bit and prosperous
places in town are on it.
The Clinton Phnrmancy will take
up temporary quarters in the building
now occupied by the post-ofllce, There
is no further clue to the origin of the
fire, but the indications are that it
was started by rats or a defective
wire in the space between the ceil
ing ami roof. Mrs. Phillip? has no1
yet decided on iiiae.s for rebuilding.
The site is generally considered the
most desirable in town and she hopes
to be able to put on It a building suit
able to such a situation.
W. (). Roberts, the jeweler, will re
open in Mr. K. L Wright's .--lore on
Musgrove street. Iiis loss was cover
ed by Insurance, most of his goods
being saved. A large new line of cut
glass and china, the handsomest ever
brought to Clinton, was ruined.
A. D. Galloway's barber shop and
Copeland-Stone's dry goods store were
A meeting has been called to con
sider the question of a public library
this afternoon. The agitation for this
has been steady and will probably de
velop into a definite organization this
The Rev. C. Lewis Fowler was in
Lexington, Missouri, most of the past
week, considering the field of labor
offered him there. While Mr. Fowler
has not announced his decision, the
convh ti?n is general thut lie will ac
cept the post that has been offered
him as president of Lexington Female
College It is said to be a very de
sirable post. The school is heavily
endowed, well-established, has nearly
two hundred boarding pupils, pays
fine salaries, and Is well equipped.
The ReV. .1. P.. Branch is now in
Atlanta working on the ondowntnonl
fund of the Thornwell Orphanage. Mr.
Branch expects to work bard to get
the- promised $5,000 It will be re
mombored this gift is conditional on
his securing $2n,<mo. Tiosidos by the
end of this year. He is meeting with
much encouragement. December Otnh
has been set as the day for a whirl
wind campaign In every South Caro
Death of a Young Woman.
Miss KITie Summerei, the lS-year
old daughter of Mr. J, T. Sumcrel of
this city, died at the home of her fa
ther Monday afternoon about five o'
clock after a lingering illness The
burial service was held yesterday
at the city comotory.
A wedding of much Interest to tnttn
bers of people In this county was ti t
of Mrs. May bell Taylor to Mr. W. A.
Price, which took place at the home
of the bride last Sunday afternoon, tit
2 o'clock, Rev. i). f. Poor preformed
MASTER WILLIE T. WOLFF
CHAMPION CORN RAISER
WILL OPEN NESTAU HA NT.
Oust AntonoKos A Co. Will Give Liiu-|
ions Nie?- I,mull Itooill,
Mr, (Just Autonokos who for several!
years has boon running a restaurant
In Anderson, has decided to locate in
Luurens and will open up in the stand
formerly occupied by the Busy Bee
Cafe, next to Mahaffey and Babbs.
It is their intention to give Laurons
a lunch room that will bo up-to-date
in ovory reapect, with special service
for ladies. They oxpeC to ho ready
for business by next Saturday and
will be open rrom six in the morning
till two at night.
0UPIIKAN MALI-! QUAKTET.
Next Number on the llndellu'o Lyceum
( nurse 1,1st.
The Orphean Male Quartet will he
the next number on the Lyceum
course. They will he at the opera
house tonight and from advance no
tices, ii can be safely promised that
they will give a Ilrst class entertain
ment. Tin y have sung in many of the
larger cities of the South and where
over they have performed have been
well received and have given highly
To those not members of the Ly
ceum, ihe adml8SiOII Will be BO cents
and 7.". c? nts. The audience is ro
(|U?vSlC(l to be in their places prompt
ly mi that there will not be any In
terruption of Ine bist number.
Pancj Work Sale,
We are requested lo announce that
the Ladles of the Episcopal church
will soli fancy work at the Palmetto
Drin; Store on Morning of December
I.aureus .Mill Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the l.aimns cotton mills'
was held last week with Seth M Mil [
I Ikon and other norlhen shareholders
and directors in attendance. The same
board of directors was elected for ail
Other year as were the different Offl
COl'S of the company. Tin- matter of
Ideedaring the semi-annual dividend
' for the current six months was de
ferred for a future meeting of the
lint Slipper at (Iraj Court.
Gray Court. Nov. 20.?-Tho Ladies
Aid society of the Presbyterian church
will serve a hot supper consisting of
meats, oysters, cream and cake, in
a store here. Friday night. Decem
ber 2. The public is cordially invited
to attend, get a good supper and thus
help out the church society.
Change of Agents.
I There has been a recent change in
the personnel in the local agency of
the Metropolitan insurance company,
Mr. ..I. C. DcMoss of Urcouville having
succeeded Mr. .1. ('. PlU'CCll as as
sistant superintendent, ami Mr. It, i
M. Brownleo takes the place of Mi.
Wilmot Smith, as solicitor. Mr. Pur?
coll has been transferred to Char
lotte, while Mr. Smith resigned to ac
cept his (dd position with Kennedy
The Orphean Quartet will be the
attraction M Ihu opera house tonight.
, This is one of the regular numbers
on the Lycount course and those with
! out season tickets will be charged ?"><?<?
J and TTiC.
Attended Omar Temple.
The Laurens Shrinors who attend
ed the meeting last week in Colum
bia of Omar Temple were p. .\. Coop
er, W. II. Qilkerson, Jr.. T. H. Yenrgln,
J. S. Machen. Dr. \V. W. Dodson, R.
p. Mlnter, s. M. Wilkos, Fred Nelson.
H. Terry. Brooks Swygert. C. M. Mil
ler, t). h. Simmons, J. a. Simmons
and Coke Gray, the last named riKoiv
ing the degrees of a Sbrlner at this
Mil! Attend Vnnual Conference.
Uev. L, p. Met!",., pastor of the
First Methodist Church; and John V.
Bolt, William L. Cray, and C. C. Fea-'
Iherstono of the board of stewards,'
win attend the nnnuol conforenco of
the s.nith Carolina Methodists which
meets in Charleston December 7. Rov.
D. 1,'. Kool. pastor in charge of the
I. aunns Circuit, will also attend the!
Meide Ninety Seven Bushels
on One Acre of Land.
J. WASH WATTS
TOOK FIRST PRI/i:
Tin- I,min us Count) Corn SllOVf WiM
:i (Jrcnt Success in Kverj Purlieu*
lur ami onlj Goes to Show
What Can lie Accomplish'
cm! with a I Utk' KlYorf.
Perhaps ono of the most ohlhusiM
tir corn shown of Ihe Stute win Indd
in the Laurens court houso Friday
whei the boys of the Laurens count)
coi n club made their < xhlbll and
celved the prizes thai had been awi
ud for the largest and best \ i< hh
Prof, Iru W. Williams and lion .?
Swcarlngou bad Intended being it) lh?*
fair and making nddrcsKCH but
some reason they were unable to o ?
hero. However, in their absence v ..
Interesting and Instructive addressee
were made by Mr. Itarton. govorutui tit
demon si rutor or Greenvilh county, a id
Col. .1. II. Wharton, of Watorloo. Mr
Marion gave a Very Inslruciive tall'
on the cultivation of corn and the
lection of the seed, showing that ti
success of the corn ralsoi d ponded
a large measun upon the proper sole
lion of (he seed ami the most oppor
tune time tor fertilizing lb- stress* ?
the necessity of treating (he agrie
tu nil plant Jusl as ii it was tie human
body, giving it just such nourishment
such as rood, water and air. as it seem
ed best I'or the plan! to have
Col. Wharton made a very happ?
talk on the great Htrldcs hoiiifjj made
by the boys in their corn contest;
saying that the belt for the largest
yield 01 corn in the county, which had
been held by an old man of the county
for years, had been won by one of
the boys of (be count) and thai the ( | |
folks must now lake ; back scat When
speaking of the progress (bat tin
county has made in corn culture. Coi
Wharton designated (ho day as "Queen
Corn Day" and said Cnal i: was one
of (be most momentous in the county'*
history as it was a sign that the ngrj
cultural people ;.< ,.; last awaking
(o the possibilities of farm life and
were becoming tin- most progressive
ami ludepcudnut peoph ol (In countrj
Folowlng Col. Wharlon's address *
n cess was tak< n until the judges couid
examine (he corn exhibits am' detei
mine (he winners of the prizes.
At 2 o'clock the crowd reassembled
in (he court house when tin nwnrd?
were made to the winners As WIM
he seen, by reading over tin list on ?
of the Club meinbera, .1. Wash WutU
copped five cut of the seventeen prizes
that were awarded. Young Watts is
the son of Mr. .1. I). Watts, who i; id
ways so successful at the Si a to fail:,
with his fine stock. The gl date.il
yield per acre was made by Will,
Wolf, of Dials township, who made ,\
total of '.?7 bushels and :'? pecks of
corn on om- acre. This Is the largest
vlel.t ever made in Laurens county by
anybody. The yohng man was loud'/
applauded when he v as called to ?,
front to receive Ins cerHllcato.
The folowing is ine list of tbo prli
I'or the largOSl yield on ono acn .
Willie Woir. Dials township, Khlloh
school; ?7 hil. pks.
Second greatest yield: Humbcrl ! ill
livan, Bulllvnns township, Princoton
school: !?"> bushels,
Third greatest yield: W. C. flyrd.
Scufllctown township, Laurens lllgli
school ; 04 1-2 bushels.
Fourth greatest yield- J, Wusu
Watts. Laurens township, Trinity
school; !U 2-6 bushols,
Filth greatest yield: f?ntest Elcin
derson, Youngs township, lObonOZOl
SChoOl, S.S bushels.
Sixth grcntost yield: Carl T. Smith
Mount Pleasant School. 80 bushel >
lies? ten ears: Frank Stewart.
Second boat ten ears: .1. Wash Whtt.i
Lest ."? ears: .1. Wash Walls.
Host single ear: Wayne Mill , f.oil
tens township, Fleming school, This
was a medium sized, slot ky oar ot
com. of the Mal borough Prolific . rl
Heat variety of corn: ,T. Wash I
This was grown from Mint! ' I fie
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