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TO BE HELD FRIDAY
Everything in Readiness for
the Young Orators.
SEVEN YOUNG MEN
In Order that the Boys Bo \ot Inter
ruptcd in thoir Speeches, It Is lte
questcd that Everybody be in Their
Places hy Eight O'clock Sharp.
The Laurons County Annual De
claimers Contest will take place in the
Graded School Auditorium Friday ev
ening, beginning promptly at S o'clock.
Every High school in the county, with
the exception of one and it may send
one at the last moment, will send 51
representative hero to compete for
the medals which arc offered for tho
winners. This contest was inaugurat
ed last year with such success that it
was determined to make it an annual
affair. Laurons County was the Hrst
county in the state to start such a con
test artd several other counties have
already followed in her step.
Prof a. <;. Rembert, of Wofford Col
lege, and Dr. Moffett, of Bl'Skine Col
lege, will be two of the judges of the
contest. No answer has yet been re
ceived from the third gentleman who
was invited to act. Both of those
gentlemen are too well known to at
tempt to toll who they are.
Music will he furnished for the oc
casion by the Clinton Orchestra. This
is a very well trained hand of musi
cians and doubtless their selections
will prove a most enjoyable feature
of the evening.
On account of a number of unavoid
able expenses connocted with holding
the contest, it will he necessary to
charge n small admission fee Adults
will be admitted for I?5 cents and
tichool children i"> conti?. It Is esti
mated that tills will just about pay
all OXpOtlSCS of the contest.
Ft is requested that everybody be
In their places by five minutes to
eight o'clock, as the contest will start
promt M\ on time
Friday afternoon the irfuirons P?se
Ball Team will meet the crack Cray
Court-Owings Team. Saturday morn
ing the representatives from the coun
ty high schools will hold a track and
Junior Alii Society Benefit.
The Junior Aid Socioty, of the Meth
odist church, will share In the receipts
takoil in on the soda water sale at
Dodsoit-EdWards Drug Store Friday.
At tho meeting of the society Monday
??vening, it was made known tlml this
firm would divide profit with them for
this one day and it was decided to
nccopl tho offer. The proceeds from
both tae af*ori non an ((evening sales
will ho divided between the society
and tho store. Doubtless a large
number of people will take advantage
of this offer to aid the society in thoir
Fitting School Mlnstrclv,
The Wofford Fitting School Min
strels gave a very excellent exhibi
tion at. tho opera house last night. Al
l-It nUgh the Weathor was very threat
oning, a fairly largo crowd was out
to hoar thoni and judging by tho np
'?C:' 1 ' the nudlonoo was well pleased
Two genuine harem skirts occupied
prominent parts in the evening's per
formance. Hastings Dial, a Laurons
hoy, took a prominent part In the pro
Harmon; 'News Xotes.
Harmony, April 10.?The Harmony
church Sunday school children are
preparing for Faster Sunday exercis
es, under the direction of MI8S08 Non
nlo Bnlentlno, Sudie Medlook and oth
ers, and all anticipate a very Inter
Mr. .Tesso A. Wood met with a pain
fill accident Friday morning when n
horsj kicked him on one of his legs,
tracturing one of the bones helow the
knee. He Is resting very well at this
Mr. Thos. Bonhnm gave a musical
concert Friday evening at the homo of
Mr. Willie Walker.
Miss Carrie Burton of Greenville
County Is visiting her sister. Mrs. .1.
j , !iiilfl Simpson of Greenville
pn visiting i\er parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jo in W Si.nis on.
UKNTLEMEN OF THE JURY.
.Iur<?rs Drawn for the Court of Com?
mou Pleas which Convenes April
The jury commissioners met in the
Clerk of Court's ofllce Wodnosday
morning and drew the following jur
ors for the spring term of Common
Pleas court, beginning Monday April
24th. Judge K. C. Watts will preside.
I.aureus Township?Jamie Roland.
C. v. Craddock, it. L. Simpson. \V. P.
Hudgons, J. T. Ledford, A. ii. Barks
Dials?Alex McCall, .] C. Abercrom
bie, L. L. Templeton, Qeo. L. Willis.
J. R. Brownlee, M. W. Boyd, w. C.
Stewart. O. H Cooley
Youngs?W. K. Bubo. Frank Aber
cromble, J. B. Cook, w. T. Stevens.
W. G. Henderson. G. M. Harlan. W.
(r. Parsons, Dlckson Putnam.
Cross Hill?J. C. Wade, .1. B. Cul
bertson, Jno. W. Hammond. W. M. Mil
ler. .1. l). Iieeks. l'. B. Illchurdson.
Sullivan W. H. Carter. .1. 11. Bal
Icntine, Jr., R M. Wasson.
Waterloo Ii. C. Sims. Goo. A. Me
Hunter .1. V. Addy.
PLOPLi: WIDELY INTERESTED.
The Augushi .Music Festival is Ex
pected to be One <?f (he .Musi Suc
cessful ever Hehl in the South.
The people of this section are un
usually interested in the Augusta
Music Festival which event will take
place in that city Monday and Tues
day, April -Mtli and 21th. with an af
ternoon concert on Tuesday. The two
evening concerts will begin at 8.30
and the afternoon concei t at :! o'clock.
The Choral Society of Augusta,
promises in the very near future to
secure an enviable reputation through
out the South, and lias already made
wonderful headway, for an organiza
tion of so few years experience, the
approaching Festival .just being the
third of the Society. Music lovers in
the vlnclty of Augusta, as well as those
of that city, have recognized the value
of such an annual event and have
stood by the promoters valiantly.
Damrosch with the New York Sym
phony Orchestra, composed of fifty
men, have been again secur ;d for the
occasion, which alone is an assurance
of what will he in store for those who
attend. The artists ongag tl are of
international reputation, among whom
will he Miss Florence lilnlcle, so
prano; Miss Christine Miller, contral
to; Mr. Albert Quosnol. tenor and Mr.
Arthur MlddletOU, hasse. Arthur
Saslavsky, violinist, George Barrero,
fiullsl and Paul Klfer, 'cellist are oth
er attractions of the estiva!, also the
magnificent chorus, composed of two
hundred male Voices and three hun
dred children's vo|ce,> all Air^ustaiis,
who have been long and carefully
trained and are to sing very difficult
and beautiful pieces. Thin annual
festival is an event well worth trav
eling miles tO attend and will he both
beneficial and enjoyable.
Leased Opern II",
Mr. H. II. Grant, who lias 1m- ii run
ning The Dreamland Theatre, form
erly the City Opera Hons", has leased
the opera house for two years. Mr.
Grant has been here now for some
time and has always put oil first Class
pictures lind up-to-date nnd dean
vaudeville, (laving taken permanent
control, he expects Id llidke illO ser
vice in the future even more attrac
tive than in the past. One of the very
lntcst and newest pictures that has
been gotten out recently has been con
tracted for to he here on April the
24th. The subject of the picture will
be "The Fall of Troy" nnd it i.-; one
of the most popular picture-; ever got
Sheriff Owillgs and Deputy Bold
held a little informal whiskey and beer
shower on the public square Monday
morning. Invitations to witness the
scene wero given out in a general
way. by the odor of the fluid, and a
larue crowd gathered to witness tin
show. About twenty-five gallons of
whiskey an dheer were showered in
? the sewe r. The gllOStS acted as on
lookers only. Xo souvenirs were given
Blsltop flnorrj to Preach.
Bishop W. A. Guorry will preach the
j Kastor sermon at the Episcopal church
I Sunday morning. This Is Bishop
Giterry's first visit to LaiU'OHS in smii"
i time and doubtless a large congrega
tion will be out to hear him. The
service will begin ut 11 o'clock.
On Their Trip Over The Two
SPENT HOUR HEREIN
The I'nrtj of Prominent Charleston
Business Men Warmly Received?
Were Very Futornbly Impressed
Tho Charleston track- boosters spent
almost an hour in the city Friday
morning, this being one of the prin
cipal stops on tht Ir week's jaunt over
the cities of North and South Carol!- .
na. The special train was met at the
depot by a committee from the ('ham-',
her of Commerc ? and the boosters, all j
wearing white caps, were put In au
tomobiles and shown over tin- city.
Following tho ride over tho city
all of the Charlestonlaus and the Lau-'
1*0118 welcoming contingent rath -red
on the court house lawn where .Met/.!
Hand, which was accompanying tho
party, gave ;. sph tidid concert. Dr.
Ii. K. Aiken, in a few well chosen
words, welcomed the boosters to the
city. Mr. Qeo. T. Urynn, of Green
ville, responded o.: behalf of the Char
lestonians. A nun jer of others from
among the Charleston party made ad
dresses, the keynote of all of them be
that Charleston was no longer a dead
town but one in which the spirit of
progress and bustle was uppermost.
Supt. Jones brought the school chil
dren out 10 welcome the party. A
number of comments were made by
the Charlestonians on this sign of
real welcome, for they said that at no
other place had they been honored
by the presence of the children. They
seemd' to appreciate their presence
very much. In fact they were so
struck on the Laurens children that
a line was formed with the band In
front, the Oharh'utonians following
and the children protecting the rear.
The whole outllt ? ircled ti.< square.
The Charleston boosters \v< re en
thusiastically received here and a duo
impression was mado by them. Al
though most of tho party were young
sters, a nuuil< r of staid business men
were in the crowd and < von the young
er onos pocmed to be dlready imbued]
with tch Idea of business n; business
and not a source of amusement.
The trade exclusion wait tho idea
of See. >'<;..,nd. of I lie Charleston
Chamber of Common ?'. and Is one of
j the many i< ? - thai lh ? i sutllo if ?<?- *
i retary has introdiw ed to advertise the
city by the s< a. Chariest* n has begun
I to open hei eyi ? ai d look around for
more business with the result thai!
? within the pa t few years her Imports
and exports have increns d enormous
Death of Mrs, L. s. Madden.
Mrs. ('lava Dry son Madden, wife of i
Mr. Lewis s. Madden, n good citizen
of the Iloliy Grove section, passeil
' away Tuesday, April ! after an i 11?
: n< ss of several (lays- Conducted by
! the Nov. R. !'. Milcht 11 of this city,
tho funeral iind burial sorvtcos were
held Wednesday ;.t the old Providence
church burying ground near Clinton,
j Mrs. Madden was years c' ago
and was a m>'s; uxcellonl woman and
faithful Christian, being a membor
iof Holly Grovo Ba'pflsl church. He
sides her husband she Is survived hi
five children who have tho sympathj
Of many friends.
Br. Ctilp's Lecture.
Last \Vcdnesday everting Dr. W. T.
Sherman Cnlp delivorod his lecture
"Uncrowned Kings r?l the r.rndod
I school buildini Ums being one of tho
! regular numbers on the Lyceum
Iconise. Dr. Cnlp made a splendid im
pression on his hearers, treating his
subject, that of the proper physical
and moral training of the youth of
the Country, With n master hand. By
many, the lecture of Dr. Gulp was said
to have been the beat of the entire
course and tho bent that had b( It nil
tlie course in many years.
Visited Adah Chapter, K. S.
Mrs. Tallulah L. Cudd of Sp: rtaii
burg, worthy grand matron of tho
Grand Chapter. Order Rastoni Star of
South Carolina, met last OVOlllllg with
Adah Chapter No. 0, Rastern Rlar, h
Masonie To-typi \ paying the chaptt
an Official Vl?lt.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OE CLINTON
A. R. P. Presbytery To Be
Held This Week.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Tho Visit of tlio Charleston Trade -
Boosters was one of tin* Principal
Events of (he Week Base Ball En*
tliusinsin lliirh Other Matters.
Clinton, Vprll II.?The Associated
Reformed Presbyterinns <>f Clinton
will ?ntertuin their presbytery this
week and the community is Invited to
attend Its sessions, Friday. Saturday,
and Sunday, The pulpits of the town
will he thrown open to the visitors
next Sunday morning and the emigre- |
gatioilS of Clinton will he given an
opportunity to hear some of the load
ing nilnlslers of the Associate Reform-:
ed Presb> teriun church.
The scries of sermons preached by
the R<>\ C. V. Bankln of Laurens in
tho Fi'.1 Presbyterian church twice
a day all last week afforded much
pleasure to large congregations. .Mr.
Rnnkin won the love and admiration
of many new friends during his visit
in Clinton and he will always lind a
warm welcome here.
The Baptists gave the community
an opportunity to hear one of their
foremost preachers, the Row I.. M,
Roper, a few weeks ago.
'I'lie Methodists have not announced
a meeting but they are "talking new
church" in a way that indicates busi
\ Islt of the Boosters.
The Charleston boosters were met
and entertained by the leading busi
ness men of Clinton last Friday morn
ing Hbout twelve o'clock. A minstrel
show which happened to he in town
was Inspired lo meet the train with
a blaring ol horns which was only
ended by the interference of the may
or. Mef/.'s splendid hand stood ready
to give tlie assembled citizens of Clin-J
ton a treat, while this was going on j
ami the on lookers could hardly con
tain their wrath. Tho visitors were,
the job" and used the short time,
of iheir stay In Clinton to good ed-'
vM.tag ?. Th - speechos wore made by I
,11. ! I. Kin ! <?? Chi ! stnn and Prof.
A. K. Six a. r < . Clinton. ' Dick" King j
\yn;a d from the l.*resbyt.erltin
; lei' ? lub Benelit,
Mrs. Glllespic of Greenville afford
ed the inns ic lovers of Clinton ;>n < v
- ,' 's idea; uro :i Monday when slip
cave a souk r dial for tlie bonolll of
tho Presbyterian College Glee Club.
.Mrs. Gillespic's voice is a rich con
tralto and Ivor manner is Strongly
Tie I ; ?,; (oriOh College beys have
no other intention thru to win th
state championship this year. They
arc '. ? .y p upl of ;heir team and It
i ohs tderi '1 by local " fans" tb ?
der iho same coac h. Kelly, the college
boys linyo: and the ridtfunini! ? of play
ing with this professional team is of
\ great bet: ?!?; to (ho collegians, The
i Anderson team began work yesterday.
SfOVtllg Picture Show.
The I'topln has been leased by Mr.
Grant nnd a moving picture ami vari
ety show has been put on the stage.
Oratorical ( cutest.
Groat int. rest is felt by iho high
school Students ami their friends in
the approaching county high school
oratorical contost Clinton lllgl:
SCllO?l will be represented by .1
I Ferdinand Jacobs, Jr., who will dc
liver k,HtigO'fl Defence of his Son." ,
I number of rooters go to Lauren
v. Mb him.
Mi's. Momlllg of Cll'i ' hWOO i has bet',
1'IM'PL HI( Iv TIIK GHKAT.
Well Known mid Vorj Popular Magi
( inn at Theatre This Week.
Manager Grant of Iho Dreamland I
Theutro has announced the coming (his
week of Frederick the Great, a magi
cian of wonderful talent, lie will he
here in connection with die moving
picture show on Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday of this week.
The following clipping from the
Georgetown News shows the great
success of this entertainer:
Certainly lived up to Iiis name last
night. lie appeared at the Lyric
Theatre last night and presented one
of the most pleasing entertainments
tlie Georgetown people have ever wit
nessed. He by his manner completely I
won over his audience after his first
experiment and lie was heartily ap
plauded time and again. The burn
lug of a $20 hill given him by one of
tlie audience and Unding it safely em
bodied in the heart of a loiuotl Which
is selected from a platter lull of lem
ons by a lady sitting in tin- audience,
was tlie cause of much laughter and
merriment, then the spirit writing on
a piece of canvass is positively one
of tho lew (inexplicable things which
we sometimes encounter, lie did
many other new and perplexing things
and concluded by apparently burning
up a young lady in full view of the
audience who sat almost spellbound.
Frederick, the Great, surely is great,
and will always lind a warm spot in 1
the hearts of the Georgetown t heart re
Miss Alice Vornlco, in presenting
her singing was very well received
also. She sang three songs, two of
which were character songs and one ?
a ballad. liosldes being attractive
her wardrohe is out of the ordinary J
and very pleasing to tlie eye
( AIT. .1 AS. 1'. SLOAN.
I in* (Mil ( Itl/.CII ami L\-< niil'edorate
Soldier Who Hied llomhi.v Mirhl
llurial \ i slordsj at Ora.
("apt. James I*. Sloan Is dead Fol
lowing an lllm ss of several weeks
the end came Monday night at eight
o'clock it his home near Rocky
Springs church, live miles northeast
(if the city, II" was one of the oldest j
citizen;* of the count;., having passed
hoyom ihe four-score mile rock In the
resl in Hi ? conn t< i\v of Old Fields
church, ".< iii* t ira. follow iii) ' e pun
liv Li v, J. II. liootou, "i Clinton, and
aftondod by a larg ? concoui?? ol
frb nds and relative's from lh< stir
Ca pi. Sloaa married a Miss (ilako
ly of th'C co tut;.' who survives with
the following children: Walter H
Sloan oi Laurens, lilakely Sloan of
Clinton. Karl W, Sloan of Stlffoi'ili
Arizona: William ,L Sin ii ol Darling
ton, Mi ?'. Rood of Lou llrt.ucli l
es Lhllo Slid Lizzie Sloan a;.'! Sam
uel R, Sheni who 11\ ? .? a! i !,? ! home
ig his du
('apt. Sloan's death : ? tno\ ? - from
tin county a good man and true, a
loyal churchman and patriotic citizen,
and his family have the sympathy of
all in their sorrow. Until his demise
tlie Sloan household was an unbroken
of tlie attractive bridesmaids of Miss
Lou F.Ua McMillan last Wednesday
nicht i. receiving many attention? in;
Clinton, while . he \ lu r roh Uvci
i Mrs. \v. y. Doais ai .i Miss Kntbi tiny
Poan leave tomorrow for a visit to
Mis London Thon as it- Augusta.
Mi s Laura Aull is vhlthv.* rela
tives in Peizeri end will on V, e:bies
day nil hi act : s bride '?? . i 1 for her
cousin Mi ? |'i :v ! fill
The Prcsbyl 'Hail mid! toi ? of Clin
ton ami some ol tie u)d< :' I ; ftl ? Oil
Wednesday to attend t m i ? p... by
lory at fountain Ihn.
FREE CITY DELIVERY
1ST BE HAD HERE
Postmaster Hicks and City
TO BE MET WITH
i'lic Itccctpts nt the Post Office uro
Alrondy large Knotigh to Justify
(lie free Deliver) and Ml Hint is
Needed v.Ill fop tlx* Street signs und
Stops nil1 being token to liuve Hint
frco delivery for Haarens. It bus
boon talked tiboul now for some time,
hut Postmaster Hicks nod members
of tlio oily council have gotten to
gether and decided that Laurons will
have it- As a real llrst class, slinon
pure decision t?i have mich 11 thing
Is ibe llrsl requisite i.i netting It,
it ?an safely be said that before many
moons about half a do/.< n mall car
riers in gray salin will be scon deliv
ering mail io tbr homo; here.
Pos I Ollleo Inspector Gregory was
hero jusi recently and be gave it as
his opinion (bat there was only one
dollctenoy to he .i with beforo I.au
reus could got the free delivery. This
dellcleiiey will ho so easily made up
when Iho next council meets thai it
will really seem di< ? no dellclenoj at
all. Itui as ho nailed it dellclen"v, Ii
will be neoessnry to name it. The do
Helene y was in the luck of si reel slyns
ami bouse numbers. This de!ioioi\o\
will be made ap verj short l> and the
?iiSi'cctors will be sent down to look
over the el'.y. Foljowtii}; their Inspei
tion. orders will bo given for the free
delivery lo he Installed, How lonu
alter the luspec.liou is made before;
the system will be given is not known,
but it is not thought that but a few
more mouths will rlnpsc before the
mall will ho delivered by canlers.
In talking tiboul tb ? inattci yester
day, Postmaster Hicks said Hint, u<
gel the mail deliv >ry, a groat deal will
depend on Die attitude <e the peopb
Interested. Ii th?> show by their on
tbusiasni that i ? . anl il the go>
crunieiit will Iv ,i tin moo lo act
favorably, i; ? people do not >.. ein
lo lake any in; . ' ? i'. ' e nispcc
tors wil Itake It tor ? it.m d ilial olh
< r (ov\ ? c a i " Ini i or It; I !:'i|"i
] tern ii'icd lo In ?
tlie will be ,\on.
?? art ion of council
Viceilh!. of the llrii rv,
tl.iiit* ? icadv I'd) IU'i
Mis. iMiilpol Impm ina,
Tito condition of Mrs .1 IM
pot, who has been <|Uit?' ill Ill I ue
home of her father, Ur, C. A Sa\< .
for tlio pav.l two weeks, \ as report d
. '.e < iia impi'OVOd /os.tcr (llOtlgl
it will probably be several days ycl .
before she will bo abb- to return to
In i homo in the cltv,
i?. \. k. Meeting.
Tlio l> A. It's, will meet with Mrs.
\v. c irby, Jr., on Friday April the
twenty-first, at !:.?.0 o'clock.
Mr ftlohard Park" ?'? wli ? has been
principal of tlio Now lirookland school
Lexington County, durlrtg the proi
bill s'ssimi and whoso school lias |iP
closed, has ace, pied a po n i tad ?