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EOR THE HOLIDAYS
Round of Entertainments
Planned for the Week.
BIG PYTHIAN BANQUET
Schools Have S us ponded Until Janu
ary?Tnuhrrs und Students at
Home from Other Point*.
Clinton. Dec. 20.?Christmas holds
promise of many pleasures. Tho
chief social event will be the Pythian
banquet, which will be enjoyed In
Gotland's hall the Thursday night
of Christmas week. Thero will be
,ween eighty and a Tiundred plates
and the service will bo on a more
elaborate scale than hna ever been
:-.ttempted in Clinton bo'ore. The
Daughters of the Confederacy have
taken the contract to cater for it.
Another affair anticipated with
much pleasure Is the Christmas dance
to be given in the Utopia Hall. Tues
day night. A number of visiting girls
are expected to lend joy to the oc
Christmas week Is always the oc
casion of specially Interesting meet
Inge of the various clubs. The Friend
ly > Dozen will be entertained on Tues
day afternoon by Mrs. W J. Bailey.
The Actoeon Hook Club will meet on
Friday afternoon wlt'u Mrs. J. L.
Wright. Miss Emmie McGravy will
HEntertaln the Cecil Ian Music Club one
^afternoon. The Junior Hook Club will
hdld its December social meeting with
Mrs. W. B. Owena. Jr.
Tho Daughters of the American
Revolution, Muegrove Mills Chapter,
will be entertained on Thursday af
ternoon by Mrs. W. J Bailey.
No Invitations have been issued but
It is understood that there will be
several parties In the younger set
Family dinings will, of oonrse, be
lieQ'ent -and there a>e people in
?In ton so widely connected that it la
t unusual for them to a?tend family
gatherings every day of Christmas
One of the pleasant features of the
holiday season is the return of the
students from college. Among those
from Clinton who are either nlreed)
at home or expected within i few
days are: .lohn Yoir-g, C">ru.s Bailey,
and William Jacobs from Davidson;
John Henry from Washington and
I^Oc: W. S. Bonn, Jr., from the Univer
sity of Virginia; Joe Phlnney from
tbe Citadel; Mls;i Zee Wright from
Richmond College for Women; Misses
Emmio Robertson, Viola Young. Elloe
Johnson and Edith Austin from Win
Among the teachers who will spend
the holidays at home are: Miss Pearl
ifays of Buffalo Mills School In Un
ion; Miss Mary Dlllard of tho Shady
(Jrove School in this county; Miss
Mattio May Novlllo, or the Cross Hill
(Iradcd School; Miss Esslo Young, of
the Fountain Inn Graded School;
Mr. Bruno Schlotter of Whlteville. N.
C ; Miss Virginia Neville, of the Bel
ten Graded School.
.Miss Katharine Bean, secretary to
the president at Converse college, will
It pen d par! of Christmas week at home.
The Graded School and tho Thorn
well Orphanage schools closed for
the holidays on Friday and the, teach
ers who live elsewhere have, roue to
in ir homes. Mr. R. H. Hall and fam
ily will spend Christmas in Spartan
burg. Other teachers who have gone
are: Miss Irene PrlllCO, to Anderson;
Miss Edith McCutchoon, to Bishop
vlllo; Miss Ella Harper, to Fountain
Inn; Miss Jesslo Brewer, to Savan
nah; Miss Martha Heliums, to I^au.
rons; Miss Kate Austin, to Cross Hill
and thence to Baltimore where she
will visit her sister, Miss Anne Aus
Mrs. J. I). Jacobs Is In Nashville
for Christmas where she will be Joined
later by Dr. Jacobs.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitman Smith will
spend Christmas with her relatives in
rjishopvllle and Wlsacky.
Miss Grace itrigKs will arrive during
Christmas week to visit Miss Francos
Gopoland and will remain through the
month of January.
MlBS Marion MetVary returned home
this week from a two weeks' pleasure
trif> With n party of friends to Now
York. Washington and Richmond.
Mrs. J. A. IJailoy has returned from
4fm oxti nded visit in Washington and
URB. MARTHA MX YYILKKS.
Past the Ago of Four Score Year*.
This Good Woman Pusses.
Shortly after Hie midnight hour, i
December 15, the gentle spirit of .
Mrs. Martha Hix Wilkea went out in
to the great beyond, thus closing on 1
saintly mother, a woman whose daily
walk was signalized by those nttri- |
but es which adorn the Christian, j
Peacefully she fell to rest, nature
simply yielding to the infirmities
wrought by time.
Surrounded by members of her faiu.
lly, many of whom she recognized and
conversed with only a short time be
fore the final summons came. Mrs.
Wllkcs expired Wednesday night at
tho home of hor son-in-law. Col. Hen
ry Y. Simpson, West Main street.
She was In the 85th year of her ago,
having passed her 84th birthday in
July. She was the widow of Thomas
Cunningham Wilkes who preceded
her to the grave forty one years ago.
Bofore marriage she was Miss Martha
Hix of this city, and here practically
all her life was spent. She wan*!
doubtless one of the oldest residents
of the town and one of the senior
members of the Presbyterian church
which she devoutly loved nnd upon
the services of which she was a regu
lar attendant up to a few weeks ago.
Surviving Mrs. Wilkes are two
daughters, Mrs. H. Y. Simpson and
Miss Leila Wilkes and three sons
Messrs Samuel M. and Eugene H.
Wilkes of Laurens and Preston B.
WUkes, of Norfolk. Va. One sister,
Mrs. Susan H. Adams of this city
and a brother, Mr. Preston Hix of
New York, also survive.
Conducted by tho Rev. Chas. F.
Han kin. pastor of the First Presby
terian church, the burial services of
Mrs. Wilkes were held Friday morn
ing ut 11 o'clock at the city cemetery,
Interment being made in the family
plot. A profusion of beautiful flowers
were sent by friends nnd relatives to
the Simpson home and later to the
cemetery, the King's Daughters con
tributing an especially beautiful col
lection. The elders of the First
church formed an honorary escort to
tho funeral procession, and the ser
vices were attended by a large as
.MIL BLCFORD C. BURNS.
Well Known and Popular Citizen of
After an Illness or several weeks,
Mr. I?. C. Burns passed away Tuesday
night. December 13, at his home at
Rarksdale Mr. Burns was about 55
years of age and is survived by his
widow, who was before marriage a
j Miss Monroe of the Ooldvlllc section
of the county, and several children.
Including Mrs. Reeder Workman and
Mrs. (I. A. Browning of Uoldvlllc.
The deceased was one of the coun
ty's very substantial and useful citi
zens, as successful business man and
j leading farmer. Conducted by the Rev
W. K. Thayer of this city, the funeral
services of Mr. Hums were held on
Thursday at Highland Home church.
The pallbearers were W. A. Putnam,
W. II, Putnam. W. II. Rarksdale, Tan
dy Moore. J. A. OwlngS, J. II. Ball. W.
K. < liv.y and \V. A. (iarreli.
New York. While in Washington
Mrs. Bailey attended tho annual din
ner of the Mnyiiowei Society of which
she. is a member, Mrs. Bailey is a
direct descendant of .lohn Alder and
Priscllln, of pilgrim lame.
Miss Sallle Rivers, of Spartanburg,
after spending the fall olid early win
ter In New York came here to visit
her sister. Mrs. J. W. Copelaml, Sr..
for n few days before returning home.
Mrs. Conic Rivors, who has been
spending some time with her daughter.
Mrs. J, W. Copelnad. left this week
Miss Jane Kennedy visited in Mains
this week where she attended the
wedding of Miss Pearl Wllllngham
to Mr. Win. Wirt/, of Jonesville.
The Rev. C. Lewis Fowler has de
clined the call to the presidency of
Lexington College In Missouri and
will remain in Clinton.
Miss Agnes Adams, of Clover, visit
ed Miss Tallulnh Neville this week.
Mrs. I lent .V Young Visited in Knoree
Mrs. k. it. Wallace of Kingstree,
formerly Mis; !><>r:i Holland, visited
the past two weeks, her friends and
relatives in Clinton. Mr. Wallace
came up on Monday to accompany h< r
Mr. and Mrs. Hallburton, of New
York, visited Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bailer
Laurens County Comes Se
cond on the List.
South Carolina Ha* Had a Prosperous
Your Judging from the Large Num.
nier of New Enterprises That Have
lieon Chartered?New Railroad Cap
ital not Included.
One million dollars represents the
approximate Increase In the amount
or capital Invested In new enterprises
In this State for this year over 1909.
Of the total amount Invested in com
panies according to data prepared by
R. M. McCown, the secretary, the sum
of $11,441.850 has been Invested up
to December 1. This has been invest
ed In banks, mercantile companies,
cotton mills, fertilizer plant build
ing and loan associations. The llg
ures do not include railroads and in
creases of capital stock. The total
amount invested last year was $10,
824,000. The Increases for last year
were $7,000,000. This amount will be
far exceeding during the present year.
There was invested in railroads last
year the sum of $l,Mf>0,000. A much
larger amount has been put Into new
roads this year.
Year Is Prosperous.
The present year has been one of
the most prosperous in the history
of the State and has been marked by
tt p Inauguration of manv small indus
tries. There has been especially ac
tivity In the fertilizer mill construc
tion. A number of new banks have
been chartered In the smaller towiiB
of the State.
The greatest amout Invested in new
enterprises was in Oram'.eburg county
with $1,6:>0,000. The amount in
vested In Charleston was $1,089,100.
There was not a new company char
tered in Kershaw county. Rlchlaud
had $982,000 with more to come.
Dillon, a new county, has au encour
The following amounts have been
invested in the various counties of
Colleton. LT. .000
Fair field. 2:5.200
Greenville. 77 1,700
I lorry. 153,000
Su niter. 212,500
? The Stiite.
.Married on 28th of October at Yoko
hama Japan. Mrs. Lilian ReeveH Todd.
to Rev, John I.. Galloway, of Olnsgt w,
Mr CiPoway hits been associated
Wtill tho work at M.u.to. Chin: . for
nearly two years. This is one of the
mission Ftatlons establ'sbed by tho
!eto Itev. I.. C. Todd in 1903
After the Dtarriagt vir and Mrs,
Gal'oway rontnlru ? some lliuo a?
Nlkki J'tinn, I efore r.l ring upon tho
nork m Mntae,
OVER TEN MILLION
BALES NOW GINNED
Census Report Up to Dec
ember 13th Issued.
f PERCENTAGE LARGER
The 1910 Crop in South Curollua Ik
I Given at 1,108,067 llalcs
Ginned no Far.
Washington, Dec. 20.?The- census
bureau's report on cotton ginning, Is
sued this morning, shows 10,698,482
bales, counting round as half bales,
ginned from the 11110 growth to De
cember 13, compnred with O.Il?S.OK? for
The percentage of the last three
crops ginned to December 13 was 92,9
for 1909. 91.0 for 1908. and 84.0 lor
1907. Hound bales Included this year
are 10G.S27, compared with 140,024 for
1909. Sea Island for 1910 is 7.">.170.
compared with 8f>,177 for 1909.
riy states the number Of hales
ginned to December 13 was:
North Carolina. 664,434.
South Carolina, 1.108,907.
All other stales. 6,914.
The distribution of sea island cot
ton for 1910 was:
South Carolina. 9,619.
Corrected statistics of cotton ginned
to December 1 are 10,1.19.712 hales.
DEATH CAME UNEXPECTEDLY.
Fountain B. .Martin, Highly Esteemed
Citizen and Substantial Farmer.
In the death of Mr. Fountain R.
Martin, which occurred Friday morn
ing at his home in Youngs Township,
the county loses a fine citizen and suc
cessful farmer, his community a use
ful neighbor and leader and (bo Bap
tist Church a cons.crated member and
The deatli summons came suddenly,
Mr. Martin having been attacked with
heart failure while out at his barn
about 9 O'clock Friday morning He
called to Mrs. Martin, saying he was
in great pain. He was assisted to the
house at once, but on reaching the
piazza he completely collapsed and
expired before he could be gotten to
his room. The announcement of his
death was of course received every
where with surprise and regret
The funeral and burial services were
held Saturday afternoon at the Wal
lace family burying ground, near hl.m
late home, with a large concourse of
friends and neighbors in attendance.
The services were conducted by the
Rev. Mr. Watson, pastor of Friendship
Baptist church of which the deceased
was a memhci.
Mr. Martin wns 66 years old. When
Itl he volunteered for service in the
Confederate war, Jolnlmz Company C
Seventh South Carolina Infantry, and
served throughout the long struggle
being with his command ai Grcoll
horo when i.e-- surrendered. In ISC6
he married a Miss Wallace, sister of
Mr. C It. Wallace. Mr Wallace sur
vives her husband together with three
(laughters, Mrs. K. I). Lotuns Of Co
lumbia. Mrs. c. 0. Goodwin of Trav
eler's Rest, and Miss Vivian Muri n;
four sons, Messrs K. W. Martin of
this city. William F. and S DeKalb
Martin of the county und Prof. Co
lumbus P. B. Martin >^f Furmnn unl
VOI'aily. One sister. Mrs. i:. Sil n eaves
Of Laurens. also survives
Marriage at Laurens Hill,
Mr. H. L. Leopard, a well known
young farmer who lives near Lull 1*011 H
was married to Mi.-s Nannie Caiiib,
at the home of the bride at Laurens
Mill, Sunday afternoon at - o'clock
Rov. l>. R. Roof performed the cere
Schools Suspend Tndny.
The Lauren8 City Schools will sus
pend today for tho holidays until Jan
uary 3. The teachers living elsewhon
will go home for Christinas, loavlnj
TOWNSEND CONCERT COMPANY.
This Attraction to Appear In Graded
School Auditorium December 22.
On Thursday, Dec. 22. at S.:tO p. m.,
th?> Becond Lyceum attraction, lite
Winifred Townsend Concor! company
will appear in the School Auditorium
The musical excellence und exception
al variety of the program of this or
ganisation is the product of the varied
talents, thorough culture, wide ex
perience and long concerted work of
its members. Violin, piano, soprano.'
cello and baritone in solos, instrumen
tal and vocal, trios ensemble, inimi
table child impersonation, sketches,
scenes from operas and a grand finale
of piano, voices and violin, make up
a brilliant and popular program of
greater variety and merit than is usu
ally given by larger companies.
Winifred Townsend Is one of Chi
cago's most artistic violinists. After
having studied with America's besl
teachers, winning the college gold
modal under Meinhard I.lsteman. Miss
Townsend went abroad, where she be
came a pupil of GelOSO, tho great
Spanish-French violinist, who praised
her ability in highest terms. While in
Taris. Miss Townsend played with
groat success at the "Academic Vltti".
where solo artists appear weekly,
Mr. Ralph Walker always delights
the audience with his rich, poweiflll
baritone voice and fine interpretation
of the composer. Ho has compose I
many beautiful songs. I
Miss Faerie Townsend. tho soprano j
and reader, is gifted with a (dear liign
voice of groat flexibility and sweet
This company promises to glv>? *
most enjoyable entertainment, Single
admission is .">o cents. Sensen ticket?
may be purchased ut the door at in
OAKLAND HEIGHTS SALE.
Lots Drought Good Prices and All the1
Duyers were Sntlstlod.
The sale of lots nt the Oakland
Heights properly Friday proved very
successful in every way. A little over
half of tho lots were sold and, although
they brought good prices, some have
already sold at a profit ami others are
holding for higher prices. All the
purchasers seem highly pleased with
their new property. The remaining
lots will bo disposed of at an early
date, either at private or public sale.
Mr. A. I.. Howard bought in the
first lot lor $105. The rest were sold1
at around those prices. The Newborry
'Concert Hand furnished excellent
Mr. IS. I'. McCravy, a former Lnu
rens man. was the auctioneer and
kept things moving.
Former 1.aureus Citizen Head.
Mr. .lames Qttarles, a brother of
Mis. W. I). Sullivan of Tumbling
Shoals and formerly a resident of
Sullivan Township, died at his home
in Columbia Sunday night ami was
j laid to rest in that city Tuesday Hoi
l is survived by his widow and several
l our Sent up to Court.
Four of the negroes recently ar
rested at Madth a, charged with Inr
cency, the robbery of ,1. l>. Colbert
son's More, wer - sent tip to court by
Magistrate liudgcns before whom a
preliminary was held Saturday.
A marriage of much Interest to
many people in I.aureus county will
bo that of Mr. I.any il Liiiigstou to
Miss Jennie Idles Hold, of spartan
burg. The wedding will take place
on the L".Uh of this month at the
F'Irst Rnptlst church of Sptulnnbtirg.
On December Nth, at t o'clock in
the afternoon, at the residence of (be
bride's father. Mr. G. A. Watson, Mr.
Herbert litickaby was married to Ml
ICinmn Watson. Hotb of the young
people are residents of Ifobbysvllle.
Rov, K C. Watson, of 1.aureus officiat
Immediately following the ceremony
the happy young couple left on n
Southern bridal tour.
lintel taininent at Itahliril.
Oil Monday morning.*I>ee.?ml-?! 20th
at 10:30 o'clock, the Sunbeams of the
Rnburn Creek church vun give
very Interesting programme. Rev, .!
L, ilngol of f.aurena v%ui address the
children on this special work. The
public in cordially welcome.
GEN. J. C. B?VD
Adjutant General of South
Carolina Four Years.
BURIED AT GREENVILLE
Gen. Iloyd was u Native of Alubmuu
und Entered the Confederate Arm?
When <lulto n Youth- Captured Im
IHM nud Remained u Prisoner in
tu the Surreuder.
Cotumbln, Decombcr 18.- J. C. Boyd,
for tour years adjutant general of
South Carolina, died to-night at his
residence, on Hampton nvcrnue, fol
lowing a stroke of appoptexy on Fri
day while on (In* train coining from
Charleston to Columbia. He never
gained consciousness following his
The funeral will was held in Green
ville Tuesday afternoon with military
honors, Tho body was escorted to the
train Tuesday morning by the military
companies of this city* He was re
cently retired by Governor Ansel a
major genetnl of the National Guard
of South Carolina. He was ?'.2 yeni's
old. Ofllcers of the national guard
residing in Columbia and not on duty
will net as pallbearers.
.1. C. Uoyd, one of the younest sold
lers in the War Between the States
was horn at Sei in a, Ala., November l ?
1818. His father was William Henry
Iloyd, a native of Chester < otinty, in
this State; his mother was .Martha
I.ee, of Oglethorpo county, Georgia
At the age of H years, in 18C3, he ran
away from home and enlisted in Com.
pany a, Capt. c. s. Lee, <>f the Gth
Alabama cavalry. Col. C. II. Calvin,
commanding, and served in this regi
ment until 1SC.4, when he joined Com
pany I), C2d Alabama infantry, under
the command of Capt. G. l>. Shortidgc
At the fall of Mobile be was taken
prisoner at Spanish Fort and subse
quently nonfilled on Ship island until
At the ngo of 17 be entered ujkui
a business career From IJ<<;?; to 187G
he resided in Atlanta, He uas engag
ed as a commercial traveller; while
there he served as 2d ' e Utenaiit of the
governor's guard oi Georgin in IS7;
Gin. Iloyd removed to Greenville
he embarked in business as a broker
lie served as first sergeant <,i the In
dependence Kille Club do ing the "re
construction" days and in 1*70 re
organized (ho llutler Guards, of which
he was elected captain,
In 1S77 he carried the company to
Philadelphia to participate in the mil
Hary functions of the Centennial Im
position. He was elected lieutenant
colonel of the ftth regiment in 1888
ami in I S01 was promoted to colonel
the rani" he still hold?. During the
j Darlington riots he wni second in
In lOOfi ho was appoint'd i . Gover
nor Hoy ward to take charge o| the
i South Carolina troops :.t lh ? Mantissa!
I manoeuvre.-. In l.!i(HS hi ;. f leeted
'to the oilice of adjutant ;?? nil, Two
I weeks before inking tin oath ol olllCo
he suffered a strbki of aiy: i ? from
1 which he ncv< r fill,. ro< ovi.-ri d.
In IS7<i Gen, Iloyd married M; - I'll;
Wi orn. daughter of (ho Into Richard
1 Woern. of Columbia. She dlod In
H?n|. ||e Is survived by Richard L.
Iloyd. of Atlanta, and Robii Morcion
Iloyd, of Columbia; a sister Mi.. \'. V
Wyatt. of Fort Smith, Arkansas u
j brother, V. II. Iloyd. o. Atlanta,
The succ essor to Gell Royd Will ho
named by Governor Ansel, His u mi
of OlllCn expires on .lailUhfJ 10,
( lirlstiiuis Tret.
Waterloo. Doc. 20 Tie 10 Will In
a Christmas I roe at old Moiintvllli
SCllOOl house, on the 2.1rd, three p in
The public Is cordiall.\ Invited to ????
I hi KI in Ii? Tri e.
Christmas tree will in given Sat
unlay afternoon at the Second Moth
Odlst church by the Sunday HChool
The public- is cordially invited
i liristiiiiiM at Rock Bridge School.
Tl ere will hi- a ' 'hl'lslnuis (rc<
Rock lirldgo School, near Clinton oi
Friday, December the twentj tlili'i
;.i half past ten o'clock a, in, All pa
irons nnd frlohdH ol tin sein <\ nn Hi