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XT GREENWOOD NEXT
Tho Principal Thing to Come Before
the Convention uns the Anderson
Offer Which was Accepted.
The State Baptist Convention, which
closed shortly after noon Friday will
go down In the history of the Conven
tion as one of the most successful ever
held. Not only In the great harmony
and good feeling that marked the
sessions of the convention was it note
worthy, but the record of the things
dono iwll loud stand as a record In
the annals of achievements of the !
The Convention was one marked by
the groat interest shown In tho cause
of education. The Baptists of this
Stat<? are already among tho fore
most denominations In tho education
al work of their youth, but steps wore
taken at this convention which will
put her institutions In still belter con
dition to prepare tho youth of tho
church for the work not only of the
ministry but for every walk in life.
The acceptance of tho offer of the
city of Anderson of $125,000 und a
site for a college building for young
women and the power given the trus
tees of tho Greenville Female College
to'sell bonds to the nmount of $75,000
for additions and repair to the build
ings of that college, stand out as the
most Important work of tho confer
ence. This will mark a great epoch In
the advancement of the Baptist edu
cational work In this State.
Furmnn University, too( came in for
a share of the liberality of the con
vention. Following the earnest plea
of Dr. I'oteat for $7,000 to moot tho
deficit which the board would havo to
meet in June, the conference voted to
appropriate that amount and the mind
of Dr. Poteat was relieved.
In the future the educational insti
tutions In South Carolinn, under Bap
tist control, will be under another and
centralized Influence. According to
tho recommendation of the Education
Commission, which recommendation
was adopted, nil tho Baptist colleges
and high schools In the State will be
under tho guidance of an Education
Commission with Rov. Z. T. Cody as
[?resident. Through itiis means all of
tho Baptist schools of tho State will
bo brought into closer harmony. It
is not the intention of those who were
instrumental In the rormntlon of this
commission to take over in any man
ner tho management of the difforent
institutions. The work of tho commis
sion will be confined mostly to the
oorrolntion, unifying and standardiz
ing of the Baptist schools and colleges
of tho State, in tho words of -Secre
tary Brlstow of the commission, "This
is probably the most significant act
of the entire Convention."
Tho committee on apportionment In
their report recommended the raising
of a total of $158,000. as follows: State
missions, $10,00; homo-missions, $25,
100; foreign missions. $r>0,000; orphan
age, $2f,.(i(io; aged ministers, $7.500;
/ministerial education, $2,500; and l>i
^ble work $1,500. The report was adopt
Members of tho following boards
Greenville Female College: ('has.
M. McQee, Ii. L. Jones. J. J. Gentry,
R, Li, Bailey, S. T. Mathews, W. C.
Thompson, J. il Wharton, W. II.
Hunt; Executive Board: Z. T. Cody,
F. P. Covington, w. T. Derrleui, O.
If. Edwards, Ruf US Ford, ono year, B.
M. Formenn, J. D. Hugglns, H. L.
Jenes, S. T. Mnthews, W. J. Iitingston,
two years; T. O. I^awton, F. M. Sat
totwhite, J. F. Vines, S. J. Watson.
?. A. Wright, three years; T. M. Bail
ey, J, D. Bailey. C. B. Bobo. W. R.
Brown, L. S. Mattison, four years.
Trustees Furmnn University: J. A.
Carroll, Z. T. Cody, A. M. Kennedy, J.
W. King, H. P, Mc.Gee.
Trustees new college nt Anderson:
W. A. Watson. M. M. Mnttison. J, K.
Durst, ono year; J. J. Fretwell, L. M,
(toper, W. E. Tbnyer, two years; R. S.
Wgon, W. B. Wilbur, C. C. Brown,
three years; C. S. Sullivan, L, J. Bris
<tow, S. C. Mltchol, four years; W. H.
Hunt, J. K. Brown. II. H, Watklns,
(Continued on pngo four.)
DEATH OK MKS. J. 1). M. SHAW.
Succumbed to Second Stroke of Pllra*
lysis Rests in the City Cemetery,
Mrs. Lenora Henry Shaw, widow of j
tho late Col. John 1). M. Shaw, passed
away suddenly at her home near Cold
i Point. Wednesday night about 12 o'
clock. The cause of her death was
an attack of paralysis, being the sec
ond stroke suffered this year, the first
having occurred last May. However,
she had apparently about recovered
from its effects, and just the day be
t?r her death she had stated to mem
bers of the family that she was feeling
so much improved that she could get
about without tho further use of a
cane. Wednesday night members of
the household were aroused by Mrs.
Shaw who seemed to be struggling as
if strangling or choking. They has
tened to her bedside, but within a few
moments she had breathed her last.
Mrs. Shaw was a most excellent
woman, esteemed and beloved by all
who enjoyed her friendship. She is
survived by an only son, Mr. Thomas
McCoy Shaw, and ono brother, Mr.
John W. Henry. IVfrs. Shaw was a
daughter of John Henry who was a
resident of the county and tiled many
years ago. She would have been fifty
eight, years old bad she lived until
The funeral and burial services were
hold Thursday afternoon at the city
cemetery, the Rev. Chas. F. Rankin
of the Presbyterian church conducting
the exercises. Interment was mr.de
besides the tomb of her lamented lats
band who passd away nearly three
Pallbearers?active: P. W. Daven
port. W. S. Montelth, J. P. Prooks. T.
D. Pake. C. M. Miller, J. N. Wright, D.
H. Counts, C. A. Power. J W. Abranis;
Honorary: J. W. Ferguson, J. S. Pon
nott, Dr. W. C. Irby, Capt. John R.
Minter. J. D. Watts. Jared D. Sullivan.
M. H. Fowler. J. H. Sullivan. P. P.
Henderson. Geo. S. McCravy, A. Huff.
D. A. Oavis. N. B. Dial, W. A. Watts,
C. W. Tune. J. W. Todd, P. A. Simpson.
Dr. J. Pen Jones. ?
NEW POSTOFFICE OPENED.
Striking Evidence of Growth of Town
Clinton. Dec. f>.?A striking evi
dence of the growth of Clinton is tho
opening Friday of the new postofllce
on Musgrove street. A few years ago
there were no business booses on this
street beyond the square. Now it has
several, and others In prospect.
Tho new postofllce was erectrd by
Doctors J. P. and J. H. Young in com
pliance with a government contract
and turned over to Postmaster Little
Otl December I, It is handsomely
lilted up and does the town credit
The store room on Broad street
made vacant by tho removal of the
Clinton pharmacy and is being put in
order. New goods have been ordered
and the Clinton pharmacy, which was
burned out last week, will reopen as
soon as possible.
A new firm baa been organized by
P. P. King and R. P. Hatton for
conducting a grocery store. This new
firm lias rented the stand on Mus
grove street now occupied by w. M.
The Cooper Trading Company has
sold out its furniture business to 11.
V. Taylor, and will give possession
the fll'Sf of January.
NEW MEHCIIANTILK FIRM.
,\ Commission Granted Lusl Week lo
'flic liUtircns Mcrc.innlilc Co.
Tho secretary of state has issued a
commission to tho Laurons Mcrchan
tile company. The new company will
have a capital of $10,000 and will do
a general morehantlle business in tin*
store formerly occupied hy S. K. and
J. 10. Dendy at Walts mill. The cor
porators of the firm arc Messrs. If, P.
O'Shlolds, S. W. Hughes, and P E.
I'nlmctto Lodge A. F. Iff.
A regular communication of Pal
metto lodge No. 19, A. F. M. will bo
hold Friday night In Masonic Temple.
At this meeting officers for another
year will be elected and installed.
Visiting Masons cordially Invited' lo
Damaged by Fire.
Early Monday morning ty-past ?rigor
Coach of tho Charleston and Western
Carolina railroad caught on tire at the
depot and but for tho prompt response
land quick work of the Laurens Piro
company it wou'd doubtless have hi on
completely destroyed. TWO hundred
dollars will probably cover (be damage
JIM DAVIS WILL NOT
BE HANGED FRIDAY
Condemned Negro Murderer
Gets New Lease on Life.
CASE TO HIGHER COURT
Attorney h'night Huh Served Notice on
Solicitor of Appeal to
Jim Davis Will not be executed Fri
day. His attorney. W. Both Knight,
lias prepared an appeal to the State
supreme court and lias served notice
i on the solicitor of this step in the
ease, which server,"to stay the execu
I tion of Davis on the day named by the
presiding judge at the last term of
the criminal court for Laurens coun
ty, after the conviction of the negro
on a charge of murder.
Davis has been informed of the
Change which means anotln r chance
for his life, provided the higher trib
unal reverses the Judgment of the
lower court and remands the case for
a new trial. At any rate, he has boon |
given a respite and his execution can
not take plnce until after the supreme
court passes on it and he is rosen
tenced by a circuit judge presiding
over a term of general sessions court
Davis was found utility of murder
at the special term of general sessions
court, held in October and presided ov
er by .1. II. Marlon, LIsq. of Chester.
He was charged with the murder last
March of Ida McCoy Nelson, a ne
Kress, who was shot to death near
her cabin home one Saturday night
in the vicinity of Parks station, about
two and a half miles east of the city.
In the trial Davis was repreHented by
Messrs W. B. jKnight and T. C. Turn
er. The prosecution was conducted
by Solicitor Cooper. Davis was not
put on the stand to testify in bis own
behalf, neither was there any testi
mony offered by witnesses for (he de
fense. Davis on more than one OCCa.
slon prior to the trial, iiac; made a con
fession to the effect that he was pres
ent with another party when the
woman was killed, that he saw Toney
Learann shot to death the same night,
and that be himself an hour later
went to the house of Alex Ray. called
him to the door and shot him dead.
Hut as stated after his conviction a
few weeks ago, Davis was found guil
ty of the murder of the Nelson wom
an: and for the commission of this
crime he will he hanged If lie is ever
executed at all.
CROSS HILL NEWS.
Daughters of the Confederacy Place
Emblems on Confederate (Jrnves.
Cross Hill. Dec. 5.?The B. W. Ball
chapter, Daughters of the Confedeancy
have put metal en bb>n:; at the enives
of all Confederate sohliers at the cem
etery here. This is commendable in
Our ladies. Tney erected also the
I first monument to the Confederate
soldiers in Lam ens county, and Strange
to say when a subscription was asked
to build a monument to the women
of the Confederacy not one veteran in
(hoss Hill contributed a dime.
The weather the past week has been
line for killing hoes and many line
?to'-i;ers have been ida?ightoro(l. Mt
\V F. Folter and Mr M A. 1 ln?on
each killed one that lipped '.he beam
at over -100 pounds.
Mr. Hill Owens, one of our most
ntCCC? if'.l larie-.-s. hafl had three:
line hogs lo die lie had been feeding
sotoo C >'. Meal to llHin. This corres
pondent aas just read an article in an
agricultural paper saving that while
C. S. Meal Is the very best feed for
cattle it 's polsonOUfl to swine except
In very small quantities,
There Is very little cotton left in
the Holds, nil crops have been gather
ed and the bulk of the cotton sold, The
crop was short in this sect lor., but
prices have be' iod to e? r>n up matters.
Our merchants haw* made good collec
tions and nro enjoving a good fall
?rade Most farmers have made con
tracts With their lab.m for .tooth
er year and are making preparations
for the crop of 1011
I>. \. It. Meet Frida).
The Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet on Friday ti e
ninth at the homo of Mrs. .1. B. Clary.
\s usual an interesting program lias
been arranged ami this will begin at
NAMED AT LAURENS
Charles H. Hicks Receives
CONFIRMATION HELD UP
Nominated by the President lo Suc
ceed Postmaster McCrav) Com?
mission Probably Issued.
After ti pretty strenuous contest ov
er the postmastershlp at Lnurens?a
contest that lias covered a period of
several months- Charles 11. Hicks of
tbis city has been named by President
Taft for the position, to succeed Post
master George s. McCravy. Tho ap
pointment of Mr. Hicks was made last
Wednesday and bis name, along with
other nominations, was sent to the
Senate Tuesday. Put it was understood
yesterday afternoon thai bis confirma
tion bad been bold up at tho Instance
of the Senior Senator from South Car
olina, pending the presentation of pa
pers which it is understood will con
tain certain allegations that may de
lay confirmation for a time at least.
As the selection of Mr, Hicks is un
derstood to bo a recess appointment,
and his commission was probably is
sued before bis name was formally
presented to the Senate, he may as
sume duties of postmaster pending
official investigation and confirmation.
Mr, Hicks is thirty six years of age
and is a native of Tennessee, having
been born in Anderson county, near
Knoxvllle He has lived in Lnurens
for the past three years, engaged in
stock and livery business. It was
stated yesterday that Mr. Hicks was
in Charleston on business.
Postmaster McCravy has held the
position for almost nine years, His
administration of the olllce has been
satisfactory to the patrons and he
was Indorsed by more than ninety per
cent of the business and professional
men of this city for reappointment
His term expired last January, but
for some reason the appointment was
not made for the now term at that
time, and since then party leaders
of the State and at Washington have,
I it is said, been very active in trying
to get the matter adjusted, with Mr,
1 McCravy and ?Ubers :n the field for
the coveted plum
If there are to bo any further devel
opments in the situation i: cannot
be told now when the matter will be
Meantime, it is understood that Mr.
McCravy has already been offered one
or two very attractive positions.
To Sell 160 Building Lots.
Tho Oakland Heights Realty com
pany of this city will sell at auction
on Friday, December 10, lf>0 choice
residence lots, located at Oakland
Heights, the attractive and accessible
suburb recently opened in the north
west section of the city. A full page
advertisement in this issue of The
Advertiser minutely details the de
scription of ti e lots and the interest
ing and entert lining program arrang
ed for the occnsloh There will be
a concert by a military hand and $100
worth of silverware will be given
away by the management to lucky
holders of tickets that are to be dis
tributed among the crowd in attend
ance at this big sale of lots. The date
is Friday, December 16. The place is
Oakland Heights, Palliens. S. C.
Or. Coleman's House Burned.
The residence of Dr. H. G. Colo
man, located on North Harper street,
was destroyed by lire Thursday af
ternoon, together with the. contents.
The fire originated in the kitchen, and
before the Are department could roach
the scene the building was doomed. It
is understood that Dr. Colomnn had
$2,500 Insurance on his property.
Mall SerHoe Extended.
Starting with yesterday morning,
the postal service on the trains Nos.
55 and 64 on the C. N. & P. road be
tween Columbia and Groonvlllo was
extended from Paurcns to Groonvlllo.
When this train was flrsl inn from Co
lumbia to Groonvlllo, the postal ser
s'lce stopped at Laurons. This will be
greal ooriVonlenco to tho people from
(iroenvlllo to Columbia as it gives ad
ditional mall between the two places.
Rev. T,. P. McGoo, Lev. D. R Roof,
Mr. w. p. Gray and John F. Boll are
in Charleston for the Annual Conf r
onco this week.
n.U (?iTiiits or ( (iM i:i)i:u\( v
Xew Officers Elected und Standing
Committees Named for (lie Year.
.1. U, Kershnw chapter, United
Daughters of Hie (Confederacy, hold its
first meeting of the new year Monday
afternoon in the Chamber of Com
merce rooms, with Mrs. M. L. Copelnnd
presiding. At this mooting a special
committee, with Mrs. .lohn F. Holt |
as chairman, was appointed to find
out the number of Confederate graves
at the city cemetery and report hack
to the chapter at its next meeting.
This means thai the Daughters expect
to undertake the work of marking the
graves hero of all Confederate sold
iers with iron crosses.
The new otlicers of the chapter are:
Mrs. M. L. Copelnnd, president; Miss
Maymc Ferguson, lirst vice president.
Mrs. C, M. Clark, second vice presi
dent; Mrs. C. C. Feat herstone. secre
tary; Miss Bessie Roland, treasurer;
Mrs. It. B. Bell, historian; Miss Beulah
The following committees for the
year have 1)0011 appointed:
Program committee- Mrs. II. k.
Alken, Mrs. S. K. Bendy, Mrs.. Brooks
Committee lo prepare wreaths for
Veterans Mrs. .1. s. Bennett, Mrs. \V.
D. v.yv<\, Mrs. It. I-:. Copelnnd.
Advisory hoard -Mrs, J. II. Tongue,
Mrs. It. H. Boll, Mrs. \V. II. Dial, Mrs.
J. II. Sullivan, Miss Beulah Halle.
Committee on applications - Mrs.
J, Warren Bolt, Miss Minnie Babb,
Mrs. C. K. Cray.
The chapter will hold its next regu
lar meeting January 19, at which' time
an appropriate program commemorat
ing the birthdays of Loo and Jackson
will be rendered.
OFF TO COLUMBIA.
Supt. Pitts Goes to Columbia ?Ith the
Corn Club Exhibits.
Superintendent of Education Ceo.
L. IMtts Is in Columbia this week
where he went to ntend tho South
Atlantic States Corn Exposition. Last
week Mr. Pitts sent the Boys Corn
club exhibits and bad them arranged,
Nearly all the boys who entered the
Laurens county corn contest have en
tered lb,- state contest and probably
several of them will take off prizes.
There is no hope of a prize coming
to this county on account of the larg
est yield, but the quality of tho Lau
rens county corn is good and com
pares with that of any. There is no
reason why the Laurens boys should
not take off a prize or two,
Fscaped Convict Captured.
Sheriff .lohn I). Owlngs went to An
derson yesterday for Rieb Hooker,
who escaped from the chnillgnng some
time in the summer. He was caught
by the Anderson officials who notified
the Laurens sheriff Tuesday.
Mr. fouler Critically III.
Mr. M. II. Fowler, a prominent < it
Izon and merchant of the city, is se
riously ill tit bis home on West Main
street. The present attack came on
him Friday afternoon while at bis
store, and bis condition has been quite
critical almost from the (list. How
ever, it was stateil late yesterday af
tornoon that he appeared somcwhnt
The regular communication of Wn
terloo lodge fU. I).) a. F m.. w ill be
bold at 10 o'clock Saturday morning,
December 10, All Master Masons are
cordially Invited to attend.
laurens foffon Market.
The Laurens cotton markol, owing
to the weather conditions, in very
qulel this week Yesterday about fifty
bales were sold and on .Monday about
thirty. The prices have ranged from
11 to 14.60. Cotton seed price. $L>S'
Death of .Mrs. Riddle.
Mrs. Ann Piddle, widow of Lan
drum Riddle who died during the Civ
il war. passed away nt five o'clock
Saturday afternoon at the home of her
80n-ln-1aw, Mr. M. T. Owens, who lives
nt the Watts mills. Mrs. Riddle was
7! and is survived by two dnughaters,
Mrs, Owens and Mrs. Erady. and one
fion, Mr. W'sfor Riddlo. She was laid
to rest Sunday afternoon at Warrior
Creek church, in Young's township.
\ r>n . (,. Knvo vnnr money Is
? ? ? I ? " -' in ii ? standard Building
i ''v n reiFoe'nMon. Series sfarl
M ? ?"'-?? i? f.ojO. Rooks open nl
'?'???' nnn and Exchong - Hank.
I NATIONAL SOLONS
More Than Usuai interest
After Giving Notice to the President
that The) were I tend j for Huk
Iim'ss Congress Adjourns.
Washington, Oec, The- closing
session of tii.' Slxty-ilrst Congross op
oned at noon today. No business was
transacted, both brunches meeting
merely t<> appoint a Joint committee
formally to apprise wie preshh nt that
tin- legislative branch of the govoru
j meat was ready to proceed, to the roll
call of members and to adjourn at
lor adopting resolutions to the moiu
ory of those mouthers who hail died
since congrt ss last met.
The usual animation marked Iho
opening in hoth the senate mid house,
hut the reunion of old legislative
friends was tinged with sad in.; In
i aus 1 of the heavy ;,.!! do: Hi had
taken from among piolr number in
the past few months. In con e(|iiene??
' tho senate was in session onlj a onai -
ler of an hour while t ie house oc
cupied sitl mlnut s ot Hum h< fore
(Speaker Cannon declared ii adjourned
i until tomorrow. The members, like
school boys released from a cltlKtf
room, then poured rrom the capltot
to face? a blinding snowstorm thai
had set in tit the dawn of today.
More than the usual interest w;n
manifested in the opening because of
the passing of the balance of political
power with the end of the session. An
j a result the galleries were crowded to
tin- utmost with visitors who hart
I braved tho inclement weather.
Since adjournment last .Inn?? there
have been four deaths in tho Sena
torial ranks, rendering it necessary to
make official announcement in each
case when the senate convened. Vlco
President Sherman was prompt In
making his appearance in the senate
chamber, and he brought the senate
to order with a rap of bis gavel just
as the two bauds on the big white
faced clock united to announce the
arrival of the noon hour Immedl.
vte'y afterward can o the opening
prayer by Dr. Clysses (Irani Pierce,
who leforred to the unusual numhei
of deaths during Hi- recesses The
roll call rat followed disclosed So
senators present, only o'gl t falling t<>
respond to their names
Vn no mice Mcetintr.
Resolutions by Senator Male of
Maine and Senator Cullom of Illinois
providing for the notification of th?
house and the prosiueiu, respectively,
that tho senate was sitting ami pre
pared lor business were adopted be
fore i <? senate took cognizance of tho
work or the grim reaper. In accord
?ince wit i Mr Cullom's rosoVitlon.
Mr. Money ot Mississippi '"id Mi
Cullom were appointed to wail upon
the president. The secretary of the
senato was Instructed to cany the
necessary Information to the house,
j Tho deat!'. announced neu is were
I made in the order of S< .?iorlty and in
. each case by the oo!P :: ? of lh ? dc
<, used member. S< lialor Martin of
Virginia made the aitnounceih? nt ol
the death of Senator Daniel of Unit
late; Senator Paeon announced (ho
demise of Senator Clus of (loorgla:
Senator Foster performed a UK
service in behalf of Senator McKhory
of Louisiana, ami tin- series closed
witii announcement of tie death ol
Senator Dolllvor of Iowa by Senator
Cummins of Iowa, au spoke iti feol
' Ing terms of the departed,
Resolutions of Sorrow*
In connection With the announce
ment' resolutions expressing tho pro
found sorrow of the senate over each
of the deaths were adopted, alter
which an adjournment was taken out
of respect to the memory of the four
in the house the entrance of flop
resent alive Champ Clark of Missouri
j elicited as much apptUUHO us did that.
of Speaker Cannon. The rnoo of Mr
Clark as be walked down the aisb to
lllfl seal on the Democratic side was
as rosy and shining as was the bright
??ink carnation he wore in bis blH
Cl ited to order by the hang of
^pot kor Cannon's gavel, promptly on
(Continued oil ? fOUr.)