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EAURKNS, S. C, DECEMBER H, 1910
Who occupied most Bpace in the
dally papers yesterday, Lotimer or
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It will soon be moving day for the
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And DOXt will ho Ansel's message.
Let us hope that it will he shorter
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Laurens Is a olty witliout a slogan,
so far as we know. It Is a Rood town
all right?we all agree to that and
it is so conceded hy the public at
large, but why not adopt an appro
priate. siguiHoanl slogan?
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Those people who think that they
sre the most unfortunate people on
earth and believe they have tin- most
reason to be unhappy, should sub
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Oint XM LS EDITION.
That Christirins edition is coining
along fine. The loiters to Santa
Clause arp coining in rigid along, leu
we. still went somo more. Kvory lil
tlo. white child in the county Is expect
ed to enter the contest.
While we have received severel con
tributions and clippings of Xinns
stories, we .-(111 want 801110 more We
have a number of sources of getting
these stories but we would rather have
those suggested by our own readers.
The doll which we intend giving as
n prize will he fount, on exhibition
at the rnlmetto Drug Score, ah the
children are invited to go there und
see it. Remember, if the winner Is
a boy, he will be given Iiis choice
of other articles.
The edition will come out next Wed
nesday. All those merchants who In
tend taking advantage of the adver
tising apace would do well to contract
tor it now.
EXAMINATION OF CHILDREN.
The State Hoard of Health has Just
issued another of its Monthly Bulle
tins, this one being devoted to the dis
cussion of the need of Medical Inspec
tlon of Schools.
The object of the Bulletin Is to Im
press upon the trustees and the peo
ple generally the Importance of exam
ination, by competent physicians, of
all the children in the public schools
of the state. Other states have boen
following til ? practice tor years and
some of the more wide awake of the:
towns nnd cities of South Carolina
have commenced tin- work, Only re
cently tin' trustees of the schools of
Aikon, where the health of Its peo
ple are necessarily watched with jeal
ous care on account of its reputation
us a health resort, have ordered that
the children be examined. The prac
tice is spreading in all directions and
has not been developed as a passing
fad or wave of uncertain duration,
but is ihn result of the knowledge of
the condition of most children which
has come from accurate observation
in other cities.
It has been conclusively shown that,
in many eases, backwardness in stu
dies. Sluggish mental action, poor eye- :
Bight, weak and deformed limbs and
other weakened conditions of the chll-1
Aren in our public schools can be trac
ed directly to some cause, which If !
given early attention, would obviate ;
such conditions, which generally re-j
:;;:!t in failure !*,'? after life und even
an early death.
"Under medical Inspection abso
lutely nothing is done for the parent
but to tell him of the n4#ds of his
Child, Of which he would otherwise
have been In Ignorant . It leaves It
to the parent to moot those needs." ;
Thus the parents are deprived of that
opportunity, which they often fool
ishly take advantage of, to cry that
somebody is trying to interfere in
the management of their children.
There is no excuse for any such claim
as this, for it Is left ontlrely with the
parent as to what action he will take.
In the table which follows the main
article of this Bulletin, It Is shown
that where these examinations were
made in New York City. 22.8 per cent,
of the children were found to be sufTer
ing with defective vision, 55_ per cent,
with defective teeth, 14.4 with defec
tive breathing, 23.3 with hypertrophlod
tonsils and of all that were examined
71.7 per cent, needed treatment of
nome kind. That examination was
made in New York City and there Is
llttlo doubt but if such an examination
were made in the schools of this state
thut the same conditions would be
found. In some districts the condi
tions would bo worse.
The Bulletin continues thus:
"Enough bns probably been said to
focus the attention of all thinking cit
izens upon the great importnncu of
doing something to prevent and to
cure these defects. The quickest re
lief would follow from a mandatory
law requiring each board of trustees
to employ a physician to inspect each
school. Until this is done voluntary
efforts should continue to be inaugu
rated by physicians, parents, trustees
and teachers. Many of our physicians,
as Individuals, and some of our M Jd
Ical societies, have gone In the work
recently." Among these are Anderson,
Greenville, Easley and others.
The subject is an impor.unt one and
should be given every attention by
the people of South Carolina. To
bring it still nearer home, every schol
ar in the Lnurens Graded School and
in every school In the county should
be given an examination at least
twice each year. Its a duty which we
owe to the children and one which
we cannot afford to overlook, for In
them lies the future of the country.
Lnurens should join those counties
which are endeavoring to conserve the
health of Its children.
EDWARD D. WHITE
NAMED CHIEF PUSTICE
(Continued from page one.)
William P., both of whom live In Au
Is a Democrat.
Judge Lamar was a mem bor of
Georgia's bouse of roprosontatlv >s
from ls'v?; to is^:i. commissioner to
codify the laws of Georgia in 1805
and in 1003 was appointed to the .su
preme bench of Georgia to fill out an
unoxplred term of two and a half
years. At the conclusion of his ser
vice on the State's supreme bench, he
resumed the practice of law in Au
Judge Lamar has always been a
Democrat, but has not been active in
politics for a number of years.
Justice While Confirmed.
Washington. Dec. 12. -Edward I).
White of Louisiana, associate justice
of the supreme court, was confirmed
today by the senate to be chief justice
of the court Immediately following re
ceipt of his nomination by President
Taft. Confirmation of the two newly
appointed associate justices, whose
names were also sent to the senate
today, will follow later. The quick
confirmation of Mr. Justice White is
hu to the fact th'd the senate already
had passed upon his qualifications.
LAID TO BEST
(Continued from page one.)
produced, It was characteristic of
him to meet every issue squarx-ly. Of
magnificent physique, of unflinching
courage, and remarkable calmness
and coolness, and with a power of
eloquence which is given to few men,
he was a tenor to the criminal elu
Following his retirement to private
life, he continued the practice of law
in Iiis native town.
Often a Special Judge.
It was a tribute to his line ability
as a lawyer that he was often called
upon to act as spoclal judge in the
courts of this state, lie presided at
a trial in Spartan burg not many!
months ago. which created interest
throughout the country on account of
the fact that several companies of
State militia had been called upon to i
protect the prisoner rvom the mot). .
When th-> prisoner was marched into I
the court room under military escort,
and soldiers tinder arms prepared to .
guard against any demonstration, in a
ringing speech Judge Schumpcrt 1
while thanking the troops for their'
attendance and for what they had
done, dismissed them from the court
room, saying that in South Carolina
in- did not deem liieir presence neces
sary in a temple of Justice, and the
trial proceeded as If there had never
been a whisper of excitement
Col. Sehumport was engaged in
many civil and criminal cafes
throughout the State.
Son a Columbian.
Col. Sehumport was married to Miss
Mamie Pool of Newberry. and she
With one son. Mr. Aumerle Schum.
pert of Columbia, of the Southeastern
Demurrago Bureau, survives him. He
Is also survived by two brothers, F.
A. 8chumpert, of Sanford, Ha., for
merly of Newberry, ana Dr. J. I.
Schumpert of Shrovcport, La., and
two slBtors, Mrs. O. S. Wells of New
berry and Mrs. E. A. Casslty, or Bus
ton, I.e.?The Record.
Civic League Meets Monday.
The Civic League will meet next
Monday. December 19, in the rooms
of the Chamber of Commerce. The
meeting will be called to order
promptly at 3:30 o'clock. All the
members are urged to attend.
CASE AGAINST PASTOR
ENDS IN SUSPENSION
(Continued from page one.)
and trying one for Columbia College
on account of the destructive fire of
September 9, loot), in the face of
great difficulties the work has gone
steadily forward. The sessions for
the year just passed were conducted
In the Colonial Hotel, tho old home of
the College; but now the vork Is be
ing done in the new college building.
There are twonty Instructors and 257
' students. ISO of which nre boarders.
Columbia college hau a bonded in
debtedness of $t;o.O0O. part due in ten
1 years and part in twenty years. There
is a floating Indebtedness of $20.000.
There are subscriptions and notes am
ple to cover the lloatlng indebtedness.
We hope that the Administration
building can be erected within the
next year, as it Is Imperatively need
We hereby express our appreciation
of the faithful work of the Rev. P. A.
Hodges, the retiring financ ial agent i
of Columbia college.
The property valuation is $75,000.
There are seventeen teachers and 199
students. Of these 49 arc from the
town of Greenwood.
On account of the fact that Lander
college cannot take care of all who
desire to enter, it is very necessary
to erect a new dormintory. The hoard
of trustees desire Conference to grant
permission that the college be mort
gaged for $25,000 for the purpose of j
to erect a new dormitory. The board
that the permission be granted, and
the building be erected as soon as pos- '
Bible. We feel that the buildings ask- j
ed for by our colleges are urgently
nooded, and that the Methodists of!
South Carolina are ample able to pay
for them. If we hesitate to do this,
work it will be a reflection 011 our,
spirituality and liberality. What we ?
need is for the entire church to work '.
together and to advance the interests
of our three colleges simultaneously.
Carlisle Fitting School.
This school is now worth $35,000.
There are throe instructors and 55
students. During the past summer
the buildings were made much more
comfortable and the prospects are
now good for a prosperous year.
Cnkosbury Conference School*
The value of this property is $:i,000,
with $N00 endowment. There is one
teacher and 44 students. The school
has long been hampered by adverse
circunratances, but we hope a better
da> will soon Jawn for Cokesbur./.
Tho Correspondence School.
The Correspondence school has had
a successful year, the attendance
ranging from 700 to 1,000. During the
eight years, from the time the school
was organized, 2,492 students have
been enrolled, which means that one
third of the pastors In our church at
present have been Htudents at this
school. The Correspondence school
looks carefully Into the matter of min
isterial supply and reports that last
year more men were admitted on trial
than ever before in any one year,
(icnernl Hoard of Education.
The general board of education re
ports that we now have nine colleges
that have endowments above $100.000.
live with endowments above $200,000,
and two above $500,000. Trinity more
than $500,000; Vanderbllt $1,500,000.
The apportionment on our Confer
once from the general board is $4,636.
We recommend an assessment of
$11,.',00 for next year for Wofford col
lego, and that the trustees be direct
ed to appropriate from the proceeds
of such assessment $1,000 to the Car
lisle Fitting school.
We recommend an assessment of
$750 for Cokosbury school.
We recommend an assessment of
$5,000 for Columbia college.
Rev. W. H. Hodges read the report
of the Kpworth Orphanage. He re
ported 200 children in the institution.
Several bequests have been received
during the year?$2,325 from Mrs. S.
A. Weber, $1.000 from Miss Armstrong
and *ion from ft, D WHgh? The re
port asked for the continued support
of the church, nncl for special help
In installing a sewerage system at
Rev. \V. B. Wharton, superintendent
of the orphanage, made a brief report
of his work.
Mr. Geo. W, Williams also talked
in the Interest of the orphanage. Mr.
Williams has been a true friend of
the Institution, having given largely
to It. He urged tho preachers to ttrgo
the organization of little bands in
their Sunday schools to support an
orphan at a cost of $5 a month.
The venerable Rev. R. R. Dngnall
mado his annual speech. This Is al
ways a feature of the Conference. Mr.
Dagnall is one of tho best loved of
the old preachers. He Is honored for
his long and faithful work, and the
Conference is always glad to hear
his witty little speeches. Mr. Dagnall
said that he went out of Charleston
as a Methodist preacher fifty-three
years ago. He was tho only preacher
now living in the Conference who had
been assigned exclusively to work
among tho negroes, the slaves. He
assured the Conference of his abiding
love for the body.
Following are tho appointments
made for this district:
Greenville District?W. M. Duncan,
presiding elder; Clinton, .1. E. Muhaf
fey: Easley. J. A. Cock; Fountain inn.
S. T. Blackmail; Gray Court. J. P.
\ttaway Greenville: Buncombe street,
W. A. MasBobeau; St. Caul's K. L.
Holroyd; Hampton Avenue. J. R. Walk
er: West Greenville, E. C. Wells;
Brandon and Camperdcwn. J. N. Isom;
Bethel and Poe, D. W. Keller; Green
ville, P. B. Ingramnam; Greers. E.
T Hodges; Laurens. First ohurch, L.
P. McGeo; Laurens circuit. J. C. Davis
Liberty, A. A. Merrif North Pickens,
\ i: L Thotaasscn L. I.. Inabinlt. super
numerary; I'ickens, G F. Kirby; Pied
mont, W. L. Walt; South Oreer, W.
M Owings; Traveler's Best W. S.,
Henry; West Easley, S. F. Wellens;
conference secretary of missions M.
In addition to the above appoint
ments, the Rev. B. M DuBose is trans
ferred from Cray Court to Princeton,
tho Rev. Foster Speer goes from
Princeton to Phoenix, Rev. D. B. Roof
from the Laurens circuit to Bath. Co
lumbia district; Rev. Felix G. Whit
lock is returned to Waterloo, Rev D. i
D. .loncs to Enoree.
The Rev. R. H. Jones goes back to
Florence, Rev. J. E. Carlisle to Latta,
Rev. T. ?. Morris, Denmark; Rev. M.
W. Hook, Chester; Rev. J. F. Ander
son. Yorkville Circuit; Rev. J. G. Hug
gin South Union; Rev. R. F. Sharp.
St. Johns and Remberts; Rev. Watson
B. Duncan Bethel. Charleston district.
Dr. John O. Wlllson continues as
president of Lander college, Rev. \V.
B. Wharton as superintendent <<f Hp
wort h orphanage, Rev. W. \V. Daniel
president of Columbia college. Rev. S.
A. Nettles, editor tho Southern Chris
tian Advocate, with Rev. J. l Ray as
assistant; Rev. J. L. Harley, superin*
ti ndent of the Anti-Saloon League.
P, B W^lls, to Louisville Conference
C L. Me'Main, to Western North Car
W. E. Barre. R. W. Harber. D. F.
Boyd, G. M. Boyd. I), a. Calhoun, W.
A Clarke. N B. Clarkson, R. R. Dag.
nail. D. D Dantzlsr, R L. Duffle, C. W.
Dukes. O. L. DuRant, A. W. Jackson,
N. K. Melton, J. K. McCain. I. J. New
berry. C. H. Pooser, W. G. Power. H.
L. Singleton. R. W. Spigner. J. N.
Thacker. C. H. Waddell, A. G. Walker.
W. C. Wlnn, J. A. Wood.
Joint Board of Finance.
Clerical?A. V. Harbin. W. B. Dun
can, G. K. Edwards, S. O. Cantey, J. L.
Tyler, J. P Attawav, C. C. Derrick.
B. J. Guess. T. L. Belvin. D. Arthur
Phillips. D. E. CnmaK R. E. Sharp.
Lay?-W. R ?abcrne H. P. Williams.
J. F Lyon. R. II Jennings, M. S.Tfayn
esworth, B. L. King. J D. Carter. W.
H. Monroe. A. C. Dibble. J. E. Bailos.
J. J. Burnett. R. Y. McLeod.
(Continued fro^a page one.).
attended by large numbers.
The Columbia Chamber of Com
merce has pledged itself to cooperate
with the exposition commission for
the next corn show.
The exposition marks the climax of |
corn produtclon in the South and also!
an epoch in the history of the South.
The c redit for the exposition belongs I
to South Carolina, for here it was that
the Idea originated. This State was
the first to conceive of a great corn
exposition and by the untiring work
of A. I). Hudson. Commissioner Wat
son, A. G. Smith and Ira W. Williams,
the event hns been a success so far as
exhibits and prizes.
Few people attending tbe exposition
realize that it stands as an index to
the 50,000,000-bUShel crop of corn in
South Carolina and for the 160,000.
000-bushel increase in the South. Few
realize that the exposition means that
the com bolt has at last been offi
cially declared io have moved Soui'u.
Few reullze that the exposition means
the return of the "good old days of
hog and hominy" and a smoke bouso
full of meat In the yard of every
South Carolina farmer. Those who
have attended have been amazed at
tho wonderful results shown. They
did not realize, that Just as good corn
was being grown In South Carolina,
North Carolina and Georgia as Is
grown In the bonsted corn States of
the West. Tho South Carolina farm
er has on advantage over the West
ern man because the seasons hore aro
longer. The natural corn belt Is the
South, for corn requires a sub-troplo.ul
Cotton or Corn?
The cotton crop in South Carolina
Is valued at approximately $90.000,
000. I*ast year approximately $70,
000,000 was sent out of tho State for
food supplies. These supplies could
have been produced In any county In
South Carolina. Tho exposition stands
for a movement to keep South Caro
lina money at homo and for the pro
ducing of "home supplies."
Fine Flour-Call at W. T. Blakely
& Co Ora. S. C. and get some good
goods cheat). For a limited Wine we
will sell host patent flour at $0.50,
three quarter patent at $6.00 and sec
ond patent, a good goods at $4.50.
Seed Wheat?The DyrdvHle Dairy
and Stock farm tins 150 bushels of
Drue Stem wheat for sale. W. D. Byrd,
Laurens, R. P. D. No. 3. 0-tf
Notice?L?r^e monument, and un
vefling scene photographs, ;25 cents
each at McCord's Studio., Laurens. S.
Coin" Out of Business*-?See us be
fore you buy your Furniture. Cpbk
Stoves, Ranges, etc The Cainft &
Pitts Furniture Co., Laurens, S. C.
For Sale?17Nacres of land on
South Harper street, I<aurens, S. C.
with five room dwelling on edge of ?4*y
limits. Apply to W. C. Irby, Jr. i<Mf
$80.00 per month Btraight salary and
expenses, to men with rig. to inf*o
duce our Poultry Remedies. Das't
answer unless you mean business.
Eureka Poultry Focal Mfg. Co. (Incor
porated) East St. Louis, ill. Jrtlt
Cabbage Plants?We have sev??al
millions of Cabbage Plants now ready
for setting. These, plants are gr#wn
from seed selected by a specialist, a?d
will withstand the lowest temperance
and WILL MAKE HEADS. AU tfce
standard varieties. NOW IS TWU
TIME TO SET FOR EARLY SPRhHG
HEADING. PRICES: 500 for Ttc,
(Smallest order); 1.000 to 4.000 at
$1.25 per thousand; 5.000 to 0.000 at
$1 00 per thousand. Cash. PIEDMONT
PLANT CO., GREENVILLE, S. C. iT-tf J
The people are calling for Cnuyrlght
Merchants must buy i\. COPYRIGHT
For Sale -Lot on Main Street ad
joining lot of Mr. Mansel Owings, con
tains one and one-third acres) This
is one of the few lots on Main street
now for sale. [Apply to II. Y. Simp
son * 18-3t
Five cars Copyright Flour \Just ar
rived In Laurens, one at Clinton. One
at Cross Hill.
Foe Sale S. C. Drown Leghorn
eookrcls from prize winning strain
at $1.50 each. J. B. Humbert Ware
Shoals, S. C. 20-41 pd
For Sale-One slightly used 1010
Drush runabout. Swygert and Teague.
Notice?Have your house moved by
C. \. Owens, Laurens. R. F I). .
(aM)age Plants Plenteous supply
of Wakefield and other good varieties
ready for delivery, at 20' cents- per
hundred. Thomas B. McDonlel. Lau
rens. S. G. 20-2t pd
Cottage For Rent?I have for rent
nice six-room cottage, located' on
SAouth Caroline street, near public I
square. Possession given January 1st.
Mrs. Geo. M McDaniel, I-aurens, S. C.
Loj?t?Sunday night th* 11th, be
tween. Huckhead trestle and Ora, a
new plush lap robe, black on one side
with tiger and green gras? on the oth
er. Reward If returned to owner. J.
B. Hiuiter, Ora, S. C. 20-lt
NEW ENTERPRISE CONSIDERED.
Trolley Line From Greenwood to Lin
eolnton, Qa*. a Possibility.
This enterprise is now being con
Bidi eel by the business men of Green
wood, so we have been, reliably In
formed, and ns the town of McCor
inlck is on the line of the proposedj
route the matter is of great impor
tance to the citizens of this town and
Aa soon as the trolley line from
Greenville to Greenwood is completed
?the right of way for which has been
arranged -it is proposed to extend the
line in a southerly direction through
Greenwood county t(. Lincolnton. Ca.
cro Bing the Savannah at a point near
the mouth of Little river. Passing
through a fine section of Greenwood
county, connecting with the Charles
ton * Western Carolina railroad to
McCormtck, and supplying the much
needed railiond facilities for Lincoln
county In Oeoigia. the road would be
of great benefit to the people along
the entire route by affording quick
transportation find n competinr
freight line, and an outlet for the
town of Lincolnton, now nearly 20
miles from tho nearest railroad.
Every inducement possible should
be offered to the promoters of thlB
proposed road by the people of the
towns nnd sections utong the route,
to tho end that the enterprise may he
inniiKtirated and the right of way ap
plied for at an early ciate.
We believe the business men of Me
Cormlck will cooperate with those of
Greenwood, and their energetic ef
forts will go far towards making the
undertaking a complete success.
The New Up.to.Date Store.
If you want to buy your Christmas
goods right, go to J. C. Shell & Co. |
They have a full line of everything
good and fruit at tho very best prices.
A full line of fruits, such as oranges
apples, grapes, bananas, raisins, and
all kinds of fresh nuts, and nnythlng
In the fancy grocery line you may
Be sure nnd go to see them before
you buy and get prices and take a
look any way.
Too Late. Too Late,
to think about taking out a policy
on your house if it is already
burning. We take a risk but not
a certainty. If you have taken
time by the forelock, and insured
your property against fire, you
that the company Will pay all
your losses. The race is to the
swift, and you owe it to your
family to protect them from all
troubles. Do not be a laggard.
Stocks - Bonds - Insurance
Enterprise Bank Building
Laurens. S. C.
Lawn Mixtures and
Blue Grass. Rye,
Barley, Oats, Wheat,
Lucerne. Red. Crim
son and Burr Clover
Seeds, Vetch, Pearl
Laurens. S. C.
400 acres noar Stomp Springs in
liii" stale of cultivation, .", tenant hous
es. Price $11.00 per acre, one halt
cash, balance In 12 months.
I".", acres I V'j miles of public square,
electric lights and one of the be:.!
farms in the county. $I2">. per acre,
one half cash, balance on easy terms
Several lots on South Harper street.
House and lot on B. Main street, 8 1-2
acres and 15 room concrete dwelling;
finest place in upper South Carolina.
On easy terms.
321 acres near OarJMngton station.
$10 per acre.
Two elegant residences on Sulllvnu
street on easy terms.
One hundred acres tillable land
Within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Two elegant farms near McDaniel's
mill, well improved. 72 acres and 62
acres, fine neighborhood, schools and
A number of farms and othor prop.
! erty for sale, seo us before you pur
chase or sell your property.
[ Todd Boikhnjr Lamer.*, 3. C.
W. B. KNIGHT
I ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
LAURENS, vS. C.
Office up-staira in Barksdale Building
I next door to Palmetto Bank.