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VOLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1910. NUMBER 20
CASE AGAINST PASTOR
ENDS IN SUSPENSION
Conferencs Removes Rev.
H. R. Mills
('additions nt the- Methodist Schools
and Colleges nre Set Forth?Bishop
llendrix Preaches on Moses?No
Trial Necessary In the Case of Rct.
A hush fell upon the Methodist Min
isters in Conferenco assembled nt
Charleston when Saturday morning
the committeo to which had been gl/
on the settlement of the caao of Itev.
IT. R. Mills, of Rock Hill, charged
with having separated from his wife
for others than the ono Scriptural
caUse, announced its readiness to re
port Its Undings. The Rov. 10. T.
Hodges, who presided over the court,
read tho verdict. "Wo find that the
evidence proves the specifications;
that the specifications aro sustained
by tho charges". Tho punishment
fixed was suspension from tho min
istry for twelve months. This Is tan
tamount to declaring Mr. Mills not
guilty of crime, but of Indiscretion.
Tojn out of the thirteen members of
the jury signed the verdict. Three re
fused to concur and would not sign
tho findings. These threo gentlemen
wojre Dr. R. A. Child. Dr. L. F .lleatty.
and the Rev. .1. R. T. Major.
Mr. Mills was not present when the
report was made. He left early that
moaning for Atlanta, whore he is en
gaged in rai><~ " ~ Before leav
ing ho declared that he entertained
no hard feeling toward thooo members
of the committee who had voted
against him. He was conscious of in
nocence, but would take the verdict
in the spirit in which it had been ren
dered and in deep humility. He said
that he would for a time continue In
railroad 'work, but would later go to
a university and pursue his studies,
and finally return and claim his place
irr the Conference.
The committee appointed to consid
er the charges against the Rev. Mr.
fVault reported that no trial was nec
essary. The Conferenco then passed
hia character, and his relation to the
Conference Is not affected. The Rev.
R. H. Jones, of Florence, presented
a memorial asking that the trustees
?f district parsonage property bo
mado members of the district Confer
The report of the Roard of education
waa read by the Rev. W. C. Klrkland.
It 1b as follows:
The propertv valuation of Wofford
College Is as follows:
Seventy.six acres of land ..$110.000
IJbrary furniture and appa
ratus . 31,800
Endowment to Juno 4, 1910.. 137.491
The total enrollment for the present
year to Cap- is 395; 2:55 in collego, and
160 In the fitting school. Tho fresh
mnn clnss now numbers over 90, an
Increase of C5 per cent over last year.
The following legacies have come to
the college within the past year: Mr.
and Mrs. ,1. T. .huh.on, of Tlmmons
?4110 *":>n; .lohn W. Truesdnle. Kor
slinw. $2,000; the Rev. A. J. Stafford.
Mpartanburg, $1,500; Miss Mary Arm
Strong, Bock ton, $1.000. These lega
cies amount to $1,750.
In reference 4.0 tho endowment
movement bogen five years ago, $70,
000 has been collected. There are
notes on this past dim to tho amount
of $24,000, and notes not yet due to
tho amount r?f $15,000. The general
board is prorating with us in tho pro
portion of 4 to 1. Andrew Carnegie of
fers $20,000, when we navo collected
$80.000 In cash for the endowment,
and $10,000 for the library.
On tho Carlisle Memorial Hall we
have approximately $30,ooo in pledg
es;, but we must have $f>0,000 with
wjilch to build. The memorial to the
lain Dr. James H. Carlisle must be
one that will worthily represent the
nsjne It will bear.
Wo desire to express our apprecia
tion t<> Or. B. A. Child for the good
work he did I s financial agent.
The property valuation Is $115,000.
Hie past year has been an arduous
(Continued on pngo four.)
Tho Winifred Townsend Concor! Co.
Here Thursday Evening, Dec 22.
The Becond attraction of the lyceuni
courso that Is being givon by the grad
ed school will be Thursday evening,
Dec. 211. when the Winifred Townsend
Concert Co. will Rive its popular en
tertainment. The company has receiv
ed praise everywhere they have been.
The musical excellence and exception
al variety of tho program of this or
ganization is the product of the varied
talents, thorough culture, wide ex
perience and long concerted work of
its members. Violin, piano, soprano,
eello and baritone in solos, instrumen
tal und vocal trios and quartette en
semble, impersonations, a short come
dy sketch, scones from operas, and a
grand final of piano, voices and violin
make up their brilliant and popular
The management asks that all the
patrons look up their tickets now and
have them ready.
ANOTHER COVEY OF LAWYERS.
Eight Young Men Out of Eleven Pass
the Mar Examination.
Following an examination held by
tho State board of law examiners sev
eral days ago nine young men were
admitted, sworn and enrolled at at
torneys by tho supreme court. There
were three applicants who failed to
pass the required examination.
Tho following is a list of those ad
mltted to (the bar:
Calhoun A. Mays. Fdgefield; An
drew .1. Rethen, Columbia; J. O. Nor
ton. Conway; .John D. Lee, Sumter;
Leroy Dukes, Orangeburg; C. L.
Prince. Choraw; James H. Sullivan,
I>aurens; J. II. Jenkins, Washington,
D. C; Joe P. Lane. Dillon.
Christmas Coeds Sale.
The young ladies of tho Junior Aid
Society of tho Methodist church will
conduct a sale of Christmas goods,
auch as needlework, faucy articles etc.,
at W. L, Phillips store, at Simmons
old stand, Friday morning. 10th, be
ginning at 9 o'clock. The sale will
continue until the things are sold
out. Everybody is Invited to come and
inspect the goods.
LIVE STOCK ASSOCIATION.
Annual Mooting to !>e Hold In the
Early Part of February.
The nnnual meeting of the South
Carolina Live Stock association will
be held In Columbia, on February 1, 2
and 3. This announcement has been
made by Mr. W. 1). Ryrd of
Laurens county, who is the president
of the association. A campaign Is
being conducted to secure more mem
bers of tho association. Tho pro
gramme for tho meeting will bo an
Following the increased production
of corn, the opinion is expressed by
many that the next logical step in
the progress of South Carolina is the
Increase of live stock.
POSTMASTER HICKS IN CHARGE,
DoWitt M. Norwood, Assistant Post
master No Clerkship Changes.
Charles II, Micks, appointed some
days ago as postmaster at Laurens.
took charge of the offlco Friday, suc
ceeding Postmaster McCravy who had
held the position two full terms and
about t< n months.
DoWItt M. Norwood, who has been
connected with the office for about
two years, is tho assistant postmaster,
ami Miss Rota Meredith and J. S.
MrCrnvy continue in the Olfico as
Miss Margaret lludgens. a former
member of the city school faculty and
popularly known in Laurens. will to
day become the bride of the Rev.
Prank Wardlaw, the marriage to be
celebrated at Honea Path, the homo
of the bride-elect. Rev. Mr. Wardlaw
is also well known to many Laurens
people, At present ho Is located In
Cuba engaged in mission work.
Tho Missionary Society of Union
church will give an oysloi BUppOl .ii
the home of Mrs. L. C. Culbertson,
at Fkoni. Wednesday night, December
21. Public cordially invited.
Laurens Cotton .Market.
Though tho receipts are very light
nowadays on tho Lnnrons market, the
price Contimit? steady at I 1.50 cents
for best grades.
COL. SCHDMPERT i
Buried In His Suit of Con
Graudate of tho University of ('open
hngen, Unllunt Confederate Soldier,
Learned Lawyer and staunch Cit
(Iiy John K. Aull.)
Nowberry, Dec. 12.?in tne uniform
of Confederate gray, which he loved
and which ho ho signally honored,
Col. O. L. Schumpert, who died at his
homo In this city on Saturday night
at 10 o'clock, wna laid to rest in Rose
mont cemetery Monday afternoon. The
funeral services were conducted at
the home at 3.P.0 o'clock by the. Rev.
Edward Pulenwider, of.the Lutheran
Church of tho Redeemer. Col. Sohump
ert'8 pastor. The interment was with
Masonic ceremonies, and the members
of James 0, Nance camp, No. 3::t>,
United Confederate Veterans, acted as
an escort of honor.
The following pallbearers were se
lected: Active?L. W. Floyd, S. B.
Aull, Dr. o. B. Mayer, H. C. Holloway,
H. H. Klnard, Dr. W. Q. llouseal, J.
B. Horgan, W. P. llouseal and B. F,
Qoggans. Honorary-?Dr. James Mc.
IntOBh, S. G. Welch. M. M. Huford.
1). A. Dickert. W. H. Ulats, W. C.
Peterson, B. F. -Grlllin, James F. J.
Caldwell, J. W. Gary.
Telegrams of Sympathy
Telegrums of sympathy from every
part of the Stnte and from many parts
of tho South have been received by
the bereaved family. Among these is
a message from Governor M. F. Ansel,
In which he pays tribute to Col.
Schumpert, as a personal friend and
as a true soa of South Carolina, and
expresses grief in his death,
The Masonic ceremonies were by
Amity lodge, No. 87, of this city, of
which Col. Schumpert was a past wor
shipful master, and were conducted by
Past Worshipful Master Fred H.
Dominick. Col. Schumpert wan also
for eight years district deputy grand
master. The camp of Confederate
Veterans which acted as a guard of
honor, took part in the last sad rites
over the mortal remains of one who
loved every member of It, and who
had worked for it unceasingly and
unselfishly since its organization.
Col. Schumpert was adjutant of this
camp, and the members had come to
look for hlin for guidance in all
things pertaining to it, and for lead
ership in their trips to annual re
unions, and the peopte of Nowberry
regarded no memorial occasion com
plete without the presence of Col.
Schumpert In chargo of the exercises.
Sketch of His Life.
Col. Schumpert was born In this
county on July 2(J, 1845, the son of
Jacob K. Schumpert, of this county,
and his Wlfo, who was Harriet Ali
ney of Bdgcflold county. When tho
War Between tho States came on.
while a mere lad, he volunteered as
a member of Company B. Third South
Carolina regiment, a part of Ker
shaw's brigade. Ho was appointed
courier to General Kershaw and acted
as orderly of Ihr? regiment. He scrV
...1 mill. ,!!..< I...... 1.1- . . ..... ,
... it Ml .........^........ m pillliilili.T, me,
many are the incidents recalled b>
Ills comrades today of his courage, as
they picture young Schumpert nlinoi I
a child, galloping in front of Iln< a ol
blue, which were raining shot and
shell upon him. with no thought <''?
wavering, but with a cheery smile
upon his handsomo face, taking the
shortest route because orders w< r ?
Studied in Denmark.
Following the war, Mr. Schumpert
went to tho University of Copen
hagen, Denmark, where be graduated
in 1871, and was snortly thereafter
admitted to the bar. lie practiced law
In his native county up until the time
of his death, lie represented New
berry county in the legislature from
1884 to 1SSC and in 1888 tie was elect
ed solicitor of the old Seventh Judicial
circuit, at that time comprising the
counties of Spnrlanfiurg, (.aureus,
Qrefcnwood, Union and Nowberry lb'
se/ved as solicitor for elghl years,
and wns recognized as one of the
/t l ongest and most fearless pro < ? tit
Zing officer8 which this state hm o\ t
(Continued on page four.)
A. D. Hudson Carries off
Largest [Number of Prizes
AGAIN NEXT YEAR
lllgger and Hotter Exposition to be
Held Next Year at Columbia?At
lanta Made Hid fur Exposition
Tho Atluntlc States Corn exposition
was a success from every standpoint.
The exposition closed Friday. There
were several hundred farmers to at
tend from North Carolina, South Caro
lina and Georgia and a great deal of
interest in corn production was arous
ed. A. D. Hudson, the president of
the exposition, announced that the
exposition would bo held ngain in
South Carolina and in Columbia. The
Columbia Chamber of Commorce will
cooperate for the success of the ex.
position. Approximately $10,000 was
given in prizes.
"You can say for me," said Mr.
Hudson, "that the South Atlantic Corn
exposition was a success from every
point of view. We have been laboring
in season and out of season to make
it what it was. and as this Is the first
ever held south of (be Mason and
Dixon line, there have ueon times
when we did not know whether it
would meet our hopes hut now. as
the authoritative head. I can say that
the exposition was entirely satisfac
tory. Farmers came from North Caro
lina and Georgia, and the class of vis
itors was far above the average of
that ever seen at any agricultural
meeting in the South.
"The people are interested. They
enmo to learn and to find out what
quality In good seed corn meant. You
could see them standing around the
judges, watching the scoring of the
samples and asking questions about
points of good corn. It was an in
spiration to watch tho work of I. O.
Schaub and C. II. Williams of North
Carolina and hear their practical ad
dresses. We sincerely hope we may
see more of them.
"We believe this exposition to be a
great step In improving the seed corn.
It is expected that it will drive out
! the mixed mongrel and indifferent
varieties and make it possible to ob
tain seed of reputable breeding, pur
ity ami producing powers. A lew cal
culations on the size of the exposition
J are Interesting. There were over TOO
exhibits, which contained approxi
mately 24,000 ears of com, which, If
placed end to end, would have ex
tended a distance of three miles. It
required over a thousand yards, or
nearly three-quarters of a mile of
bunting to do the decorating.
For Creator Exposition.
"Plans are already on foot for a
greater and better exposition next
year. Atlanta has ottered $.",,000 to
be used in promoting .alone, and Ral
eigh has made a liberal proposition
but notwithstanding all this, it is .he
intention to hold the exposition of
1011 in Columbia, the Chamber of
Commerce and the Cotton Seed
Crushcy;/ .. ??.? ;..tion. through P. F,
Taylor, guaranteeing at least %2,.
with which to meet the ox pen ?
South Carolina is to ho congratulated
ion lids grnni forward movement,
which means more an I better coi n.
, It. has hern ?Ine to the combined
forces working for tho boitorinonl ?0'
agriculture, Clemson college, the
State department of agriculture, the
farm demonstration work, the ofllco
of farm manai:< menl of tho United
' states department of agriculture and
tin- general industrial progress of the
people have each Contributed its
share in making corn growing such
that it was possible to hold tho ex
Children as Touchers,
The fanners who have been plant
ing corn all of their lives were frank
to admit that the boys who have in
d red the corn (dubs have been able
lo teach them something Of the science
of corn prodm I Ion,
The object of tho exposition was to
learn the farmers of ihn three States
something about seed selection, soil
for corn, fertilization nud. cultivation.
The most essential is t1 selection of
-er d. Corn exports were present and
delivered lectures ol (ho abovo sub
jects. All of tie lectures hnVO been
(Continued on jingo four.)
ADMITTED TO THE RAH.
James H. Sullhun of Laurens Success,
full) Passes Exnniiiiniloit.
Mr. .la in es II. Sullivan, a boh of ili<*
Hon. Ja red 1). Sullivan and a graduate
of tln> University of South Carolina,
successfully passed tho examination
for admission to tho bar, which was
hold last week by the State hoard of
law examiners in tho city of Columbia.
Mr. Sullivan completed this year his
course of preparation for admission to
practice law in tho ofllco of Col. F. P.
McCowan, the well known lawyer and
former legislator. Mr, Sullivan will
at once open an office and enter upon
the practice of his chosen profession
In this city.
THE HIDDEN CHECKS.
Work Out Hie Puzzle On (he lltg Ad
vertising Page and Hunt for the
On anothet page of this paper, which
will be easily distinguished, will bo
found a puzzle. Directions ror solv
ing it are found at the top of tho page.
Thu first person who solves the mi/.
zle by putting tho missing syllables
tom tin r should hurry at no mean
gait to whore the sentence directs and
pick the check up. The check and
missing sentence must be brought to
the Advertiser ofllco for ondorsment.
For four successive issues these
checks will be hidden in different plac
es, the chocks totalling *s.mi Vary
in;: amount1, will be given each time
New Pastor for Second Church.
Dr. II. P Fitch, formerly State
evangelist, now located at McDonald,
Tenn.. has accepted the pastorate of
i the Second Haptlst church here and
will move to Laurens the llrst of tho
new year to enter upon his work. Dr.
Fitch succeeds the Rev. A. T. Stoude
mire who has recently accepted a new
Held In Cherokee county. He preach
ed his farewell sermon Sunday night.
While located hero Mr. Stoudemlre al
so served several churches In the
county, the pastorates of which he
resigned at the same time he gave up
the Second church.
Has Moved to Greenville.
The Rev W. d. Ham met t and family
have moved to Greenville. During a
four years' residence in this city. Mr.
Hammott served a number of churches
In Laurens Including the Second Bap
tist church. In a card to The Adver
tiser. Mr. Ilamraett says thai he de
sires to express grateful thanks to
the people of .he city and county with
whom bis lot was cast during four
; years for the many kindnesses shown
' and the sympathetic support received
Ion the various (barges
Laurens Lodge No. 260 A. K. M,
Laurens lodge No. 2?',0 A. F. M., will
hold a regular communication Friday
night, December Id. at which time of
ficers for another year will be chos
j en. Members of the lodge are urged
I to attend th'H meeting.
To Operate on Lausen.
Many people in Laurens will he
Interested to learn that Russell Law
] son, who was Injured at the uulomo.
bile Races in Columbia during Fait
1 Week, will he operated on soon. It
is slated that if the operation is suc
cessful, and it Is though) that it wlil be
that young Lnwson will be complete
ly restored to health again.
\Hondlnu Grand bodge Moollnir
Hon. H, A. Cooper, graild junior
, warden; l. c. Halle, inr ?ier of Lau
robs lodge and Clyde T. Franks,
junior ward -n-elect of Palmetto lodge,
are in Charleston in attendance upon
the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge
Of Masons of South Carolina. M> i
.1. C. Smith Rlitl S 10. Williams are al
? so attending, representing Waterloo
lodge and Mr. W, A. Baldwin from
Schroder lodge, Cray Court.
Appointed Presiding Thier.
Rev. F. v. Dendy, pastor In charge
of Hothei Church, African Methodist
episcopal, this city, for the past four
years, was last week at Greenwood,
appointed prosldlng elder of the Now
bt try district.
Referee's Cotii'l Today.
Today there will he held in litis
city a reference court in the enso
of the Carolina Chemical Company \
0, Wash Hunter of Coldville. H< i.
Frank h. Gary of Ahcvllle Is referee
and will preside at (ho hearing which
will probably I e ! < l ' in I'm- OfllCo of
A. C. Todd. I5S(|.. in tho enterprise
EDWARD D WHITE
Judge Lamar of Augusta
Tuft lias Sent the Nomination In t?
Tllfl SonatO and It Is Foregone Can
elusion that They ?fII he Accepted.
Washington, Dec. 12.?President
Tafi today Hent to tin- senate theuo
To he chief justice of tho United
StntCS SUpremo court Associate Jus
tice Edward Douglass White of Lou
To ho associate justices Coifed
states supreme court Judge Willis
V an DeVnnter of Wyoming and Judge;
Joseph Ruckcr La mar of Georgia.
To he judges of the new court <W
commarco Martin A. Knapp, now
chairman of tlx- Interstate coininereo
commission, for a term of live years,
Robert W. Archibald, now United
States district judge lor the middle
district of Pennsylvania, term of four
years; William Ii. Kult, now judge of
tin" court of custom;-, appeals, for
merly United States district judgo of
the District of Montana, term of three
years; John Kunnett Cnrland of South
Dakota, term of two years (this Is a
change from the original slate, Arthur
C. Denlson. United States district
judge for the western district of Mich
igan, having first been selected for
this place); Julian W. Mack, now
judge in the appellate Circuit courl of
the first Illinois district, term of on*
To be members or the Interstate
commerce commission?B. H. Myer of
Wisconsin and C. C. McChord of Ken
The appointments to tho In tors tat?
commerce commission uro co bo made
to till the vacancies caused by the ele
vation of Mr. Knapp to the commerce
court and the forthcoming retirement
of former Senator Francis M. Cook
roll of Missouri. Tho commission Will
elect Its new chairman, Tho mem
bers are Messrs. Clark, Harlan, Cle
ments, Lane and Urouty.
The commerce court is a court cre
ated In the am< ndtuent in the inter
state commerce act passed in Julio
last by this congress. The law pro
Vldes for the appointment of live ad
ditional circuit judges by the presi
dent, who are to constitute the court
and no two of whom shall lie appoint
od from the same judicial circuit. The
. judges so appointed are to serve on
I the commerce court and after being
relieved from that HCrvict are to be.
assigned to work on the circuits as
The law 'oqulre?. Ml ! president to
designate in the IW't nppolrlm ti'w
the 101:.] I .' ;(.?"., during wh' :n PiO
bulges imprinted ?t i.ll servo tri l?e
Ccinniorci! ,.i.r an i i' e jtirlt. -ig
I nated lo sit for live years on thi.*
court i- to fiCl ;.s tlio p.esal'ng judge.
Thoi ettfti I' tho court is to ' < < n, ?
liosed of live judges In bed ? nated
I by the supreme court I o , (lie rctllt
jlldgi i of the I nit (I Sil :?? .
This court is thus c< in!>n 1 of ihn
pre:,ent chain.:an of the inti :a? ?
! commerce commission, two I iiHcd
' stats district judges, on.. , f the
I S' itos oisl'ic ic 'yes, . ve n' the
peals, who was formerly n I'niled
States district judge, and on judge
from the app; Unto court of III
Judge Lit mar's ( nreer.
Judge l.nmar is one (<f Augiisla'd
foremost attorneys and one oi Ii?
most prominent lawyora tit the n ire
Soulli, Judge Luinnr was l. m at
Kuckeisville, Ca., October II. C-".7
He was the son of Rev. James l a
mar, a minister of the Cl I'l ? : Inn
church, and his paronts enmo to An
gUStn a short time after his birth, Ho
attended the Academy of Richmond
county and afterwards the University
of Georgia. Still later. Mr. Lainar nt
t< nde.i Rothnny collogo, West Virginia
and after a course there took law at.
Washington and Leo.
Judge Lainar was admit! i ??> (ho
bar in ai d in (ho follow! y< r
was married to Mlsn Clarlnda P tnllo.4
Ion, duught'M'of President \V in K.
Uendietoii of Rothnny ooltcgi ?
was tho culmination <T a i'i.mai '0
which began wl en Judge Lai
tended that school, Judfi0 i I M I
Lainar have two SOUS, I'l Hip II '
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