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VOLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1911. NUA1BER 38
J- D. FEATHERSTONE 1
WINS CONTEST MEDAL
Ferdinand Jacobs of Clin
ton Came Second.
A LARGE AUDIENCE
GREETED THE SPEAKERS
Very Successful - ><unty Oratorical
Contest was Held at the Graded
School Building Friday Evening.
Decision of the Judges Give Satis
.'actinn to All.
? J. Douglas Featherstone, of Lau
reiiSi was awarded first honor, and j
James Ferdinand Jacobs of Clinton,
second honor in the second annual 1
Lnurcns County Dcclaimers Contest
held here in the aulitorium of the j
Graded School building Friday night.
The contest was held under the aus
pices of the I.aureus County High
School Dcclaimers Association. This
association was formed following the!
contest inaugurated by Superintend
ent of Education Geo. L. Pitts last
year. The llrst contest was found to
be so successful that it was decided to
make it an annual affair The winner
of the first contest was Darnie Parrott,
of the Cross Hill High School.
The exercises were presided over
by James Todd, of Laurens, president
of the association, and were opened
with prayer by Rev. \V. K. Thayer, pas.
tor of the First Baptist church. Alter
a short introduction by President Todd
the first speaker of the evening. J.
Douglas Featherstone, was introduced,
whose subject was "Sargent S. Preu
tlss on the Death of I.aFayette." The
other contestants followed In alpha
betical order as follows:
Robert Watts Hudgens, of Mount
ville High School: "Spartious to the
Gladiators of Capua."
James Ferdinand Jacobs, Clinton
_ High School: "Hugo in Defense of
Charlie Lockwood of Waterloo High I
School: "Tribute to Washington."
J. Wash Watts. Trlnity-Rldge High
School: "Wolf at Quebc< ."
Ernest White. Cray Courl-Owings
High Schoo!: "The Path of History."
Willie Wolff, Shiloh High Cchool:
"The Making of Americans."
The judges of the con! is I were Dr.
J. S. Moffat, of Rrsklne College, ProY.
It. I.. Wiggins of Woftord College,
Prof. O. B. Cannon, of Newborr-y Col
lege. Dr. Moffntt in a very appropriate
and pointed little speech presented the
winning contestants with the two med
als which wire offered. The llrsl
prize was a void medal ami the 31 < Olid
was a silver medal. Dr. Moffatl con
gratulated Laurens County in inaugu
rating and fostering such tin associa
tion and the boys who took pan in the
contest, predicting that at some future
time not fat distant one or more of'
these hoys and possibly all would be
heard from either in the pulpit, at the
bar, in the stat > legislature or perhaps
in the national Congress,
a very picns'ng feature of the even
ing was the delightful musical pro
grain given by the Clinton Collcg ? or
chestra. Many complements woro
heard on ovory side on their excelh lit
. It was a noteworthy fact that two of
^Bie parti I units in Hie dcclaimers con
iJ'st Friday night were successful con
testants in 1 tst year's boy.-, corn club
contest ami are this year in the corn
Contest again, They are .'. Wash
Walts, son of lohn D W. Wall and
Willie Wolff, son of George WolfT.
Douglas Featherstone Is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Fonthorstono and
will graduate 'his year from the high
scliool, Ferdinand Jacobs is the son
Of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand .la
cobs, of Clinton, and a grandson of
the venerable Dr. W I'. Jacob's.
On Consulting Mr. Ernest White,
Treasurer of the Association it is
learned that the door receipts for the
evening amounted to $72.00. Of this
amount $-'0 was paid for medals, $20
for music. $11 for railroad and hotel
expenses of judges. $4.25 for other
minor matters including printing of
programs, making the total expendi
ture $55.25, The rcmnlnlng $17.(15 has
been deposited by Mr. White in lh.
Hank of Lau rolls lo the credit of the
R< v. J. A. Martin will preach at B( (1
ver Dam Church next Sunday after
noon at " o'clock, it is requested that
n large audience be out to bear him.
IN ANNUAL REUNION
OLD SOLDIERS MET
Survivors of Three Com
mantis Join at Lanford.
BEGINNING OF WAR
Mooting Was Hold in New School
Iltiildiiur mid Assemblage uns En
tertained with Speeches, Recitations
and Songs, All Appropriate to the
Occasion .Meet Next at Gray Court.
(By O. (i T )
Survivors of Company G (the Lau
rens Drlnrs) Third South Carolina;
Company E, Fourteenth South Caro
lina, and Company E, Third South
Carolins ?attallon, met in annual re
union at Lanford Saturday. April 15.
This was tin- fiftieth anniversary of
leaving home for "the front" of the
"Briars". Capt H. P. Todd. The oth
er two companies. E of the 1 Ith. Capt.
Joseph X. Brown, and E of the 3rd Hat.
then ('apt. M. M. Hunter, left later
during the same year- -1861.
Nothwithstanding unfavorable weath
er conditions and sickness among
some of our comrades' families, wo had
a goon meeting. O. O. Thompson pre
sided over the exercises of the day.
There were in attendance four survi
vors of the "Briars," live of Company
E. 14th, and three of Company E. 3rd
Bat., besides several from other com
mands, among them being Row Mr.
Smith, pastor of the Baptist church at
Lanford, who is a survivor of Com
pany K, 3rd regiment, and Ford An
derson. Company A. 3rd battalion.
In the afternoon, after opening
with prayer led by Comrade Smith,
and appropriate songs led by pupils
of the school of Misses Allen and Lan
ford. ami preliminary remarks by the
chairman, messages of love and regret
for inability to attend on account of
sickness from both Col. Brown and
Capt. Qrillllh, were received and read.
Lieut. A. C. Owlngs was kepi away
also on account of his physical con
dition. These three were all commis
sioned ofllcers of Company E, 11th
South Carolina. The meeting passed
resoL.Mons of sympathy and of rcgrol
for (heir abut in e,
r. hen I'oiowotl an ?ddresu l.v the
Rov. Mr. Smith, the prentct part of
which was devoted lo a i iview and
vindication of the military record of
Genoral Longstreet, it was full of
interest and Instruction. "Si ivewall
.Jackson's Wax" by Ml.-s All > and
"The Soldier's Wife" by Slit Jessie
Thompson, eliolted npplause. Aiitl the
singing of "Dixie" by (ho Lanford
school brought forth (ho "rob I yell."
Sam Stewart gave es the "Wem! >rlng
Soidier" a soup of tho sixtle .
The meeting was held in t'i splen
did new school building. \ mos(
bountiful dinner was served a long
table prepared for the occasion at
the old historic ground cast i i tin' de
pot that I will tall "Lanford Grove"
the scene of many a rally of tho sur
viving men and women of (In sixties.
It was a dinner, such ne one .v 111 nev
er tail to ixi't at the hands of 111 gOOil
women of Lanford. Cap;. John Lfin
ford had made US soi110 fine ih, Af
ter the whites had been served, Cap',.
Lanford made an appropriate little
speech lo several colored nu n who
were on (ho ground, Speaking of their
loyal ami faithful conduct durinu the
war. after Which they were furnl bei!
in the afternoon brief memorial sei',
vices Wore held in memory of those
who had died since the last meeting
a year ago. These were: Allen W
BtirnsldO, B. W. Lanford. T. A. Mc
Carley, and Joel Crisp of the "Briars":
w. T. D?rroh, Bluford Putnam and G.
B. Grumbles of Company 10. 1 Bh South
Carolina; and It. L. Henry and F. B.
Martin of Company E. 3rd battalion.
Appropriate resolutions were adopted
nrtd in addition personal tributes were
paid to the in imory of the departed
Survivors by Comrades Smith. R. .1.
Stcddard, O. C Thpmpson and others.
Speaking of William T. Dorroh, Com
rade Thompson related how that two
brothers. .lames 11. and John A. Dor
rt h. members of the "Briars", had
both fallen mi Marye Dili nl Fredor
lokshurg, December, where almos
the entire right flank of tir- i >glmont
WCnl down In battle, and of a cousin,
.lames W. Dorroh. Who lost his life
tit the "Wilderness". After an Imprcs?
Large Number of Delegates
SESSIONS TO BEGIN
THIS EVENING AT 8 P. IM.
A Number of Well Known Ministers
and Church Lenders will he Here
und Will Make Addresses, All of
Tin in being Open to the Public.
Session Knds Sunday.
The annual meeting of the Green
ville DlstrkM Conference will be hold
here the latter part of this week, the
llrst service being held tonight at the
Methodist church. Rev. G. F. KIrhy,
of Plckem. will preach the opening
AlMiouf.h no dollnHo program has
been given out, it is understood that
Dr. II. N. Soviler, of Wofford College,
Dr. .1. O. Wlllaon, of Lander College,
Dr. W. w. Daniel, of Columbia Female
College, Mr. G. C. Hodges. of
Greenwood, Rev. s A. Nettles, editor
of the Southern Christian Advocate,
and Rev. M. It. Kelly, Missionary Sec
retary of South Carolina., will all be
present and will make addresses at
some of the meetings.
Messrs. .1. F. Bolt. L. G. Halle. Jr.,
B. O. Anderson. T. C. Swltzer. R. 1!.
Terry. .1. F. Tolbert, Albert Dial. U. C.
('?ray and c. R. Bishop compose the
reception committee and will look al
ter the entertainment of the delegates.
It is expected thai about 125 dele
gates will be hi attendance.
CLINTON LADY DIES SUDDENLY.
Mrs. Irene Ilyrd Dillurd, Widow of the
I.ate James I'. Dillurd, Passed Awnj
Clinton. April 18. While looking
at her ve;j itable garden this afternoon
shortly after I o'cloi k. Mrs. Irene Ilyrd
Dlllnrd, widow of the late James l'.
Dlllnrd, Ml and expired before help
could b.urod. Tiie colored cook
saw Mrs. Dillard collapse and gave the
alarm. Neighbors rushed to her side;
and a physician ' as. summoned I.if'
was extinct, however, and tho cause
of death v..- pronounced us due to
heart fullui . The funeral arrange
ments have not bei n : nnoiinced
Mrs. Dlll.'.i'd i.-" survived by three
brothers, M ?? r? W. I?. Ilyrd of Urn
county. T! ( I'. Ilyrd of Ora and (he
Rev. s. ('. Hyid. pr Ideal of Chleora
College, C,r< i ? illc gud the foil; win-;
chlldri : Mi ssrs .lohn Dillard of Au
gust ri. Lnrv.v and F.llwood Dlllnrd,
Misses Idle. Mary, Irene and Jessie
Dlllnrd all of (his place except Miss
Irene who is attending the Peahody
institute, Nashville. Tenn.
liie Lyric Ulee Club.
The Lyric 01 ? Club Will be the at
traction at the Graded School Frldnj
ovenlng, Api II -'Mb. This will be tin
last Lyceum attraction, bill Is reck
oned as one of the b< s' Of the course .
Slvo i? interim <>? "The Blue and the
Gray" by Mis.? All n. wo were enter
'.allied with ;<.i in',: i < ? lieg an I in
ptructlvn addref . by the Rev, Mr.
Jon?s of the Methodist church.
Of course v, ,? never break up until
we have "Richmond Is Ii Hard ttond
to Travel' by Colnrade lohn Ii Jones
of Fountain Inn. From the effects of
wounds reo. ived tti Gettysburg, Pd>
torsburg and on one or lwo other
fields, he is now on ertliches, has to
be helped on and off the train, but nev
er falls to come, full of spirit and fun,
a soldier and citizen 'that's enough.
Lewis M. Cannon and lohn W Lan
ford, both sur\i\ors. were elected as
honorary membt rs of the organization
Cray Court wo* chosen as the place
anil the Saturda;- nearest the 15th of
April next as the time ol the next nn
, mal meeting.
Lauford is ore of the places to
I which these company Burvlvors have
a standing invitation. Long may her
good people live and prosper1
After passing a resolution of tlinnki
' to the good people of Lan ford for their
splendid entertainment, the meetlne
closed with "Hie sod bo the tl< Thai
Hind ;" und an Invocation by Comrade
The friends of Mrs. W. T. Doiroll
1 will be glad t ? learn that she is Blend
I Ily improving after her painful Ue< I
I dent of seme we<'.; ni o,
HIGHWAY TO BE BUILT
Secretary McKeand of Char
leston Is Interested.
ROAD PROBABLY USED
Secretary McKeand Has started a
Movement to Contract a Snml ("Inj
llighwin from Charleston to A site
yIIIc and Other Points and I.unions
Is Included In the Scene.
Ii" the plans of Sec. McKeand, of ilm
Charleston Chamber of Commerce, ma
ture. A moat highway will be
built connecting Charleston ami Ashe.
vllle and passing through Laurcns.
As is already well known a movement
is already on foot and has bc( n for
some lime to build a toad between
Qroenvllle and Columbia. This move
ment on tlie part of the Charleston
people will most probably give an Im
petus to tliis local movement that will '
moan its completion. Alter this local
roadway is built, then it can he ten
dered to tho Charleston and Asheville
folks as an already completed link of
Tho roids between Greenville and
Columbia are already in fairly good
shape and are being made better ev
ery week, all that is needed to make
it a line thoroughfare being a little
concerted worn all along the Urn at
one time. As bet?re said, the plans
are already on foot for this to he done
and by the time that Sec. .McKeand
gets the other parts of the road built
it is to lie hoped that the Greenville
Columbia section of it will be in readi
ness to be declared "finished."
The following appeared in the News
& Courier Monday concerning the new
"Plans for the perfecting of a State
automobile road between Charleston
and Ashville, N. C, are now being ar
ranged by the Charleston Chamber of'
()!' course, it will be no child's play.
It will mean a tremendous amount of
pri limlnnry work and the co-operation
of hundreds of peoplo living alone,
the proposed rout- of tin new high
way. It v ill afford etiles and towns
throughout South Carolina a splendid
opportunity of g King together and
tackling a real man's Job, SoercturJ
McKeand and (he members of the
Charleston Chamber of Commerce
cannot do the work h> ihomselyes.
Ihn l'te seer taries and commercial or
ganizations of the. communities situat
ed within striking distance of the i re
posed highway route can easily com
plete the work If I hey gel together In
real earnest Not only can ihej do it
easily, but they can dispose of it Iii
one day's nine. At least, so thinks
Secretary McKeand, who Is fathering
the movement, And Charleston'}- com-;
inerclal. -a cretn i y ha a happv '? in ? N
of convincing others oi the feasibility
of many projects thai appear outland
ish and absurd at lirsl sight.
Ko< ti I nteresl En (lie Slate.
It was doled by Secretary McKeand
(hat he. had ulready tiulelly broached !
the mailer to ft number of Individual}'
living In cities and towns situated
way. and thai Cue Id a bad In every
Instance m i with Instantaneous ; p
proval ami t ympathy.
The plan is to call a conf sren't ? Ol
all those inter lid in (he movement
at Columbia, as the mosl centrally lo
cated polnl in Souih Caroina, for the
purpose of completing the details for
the State highway. According to the
tentative! plan mapped out by Score
tary McKeand. the road will run from
Charleston through Cummervlllo,
Hrnnchvillo, Orangehtirg, st. Matthews
Columbia, and from the State Capital,
? liher via Nowborry, Clinton and l.au.
rens, or via Spnrtanburg lo Greenville
and from (hero to Asheville. A strong
effort will be made to extend tho route
along the Kreuch liiond Klver from
Greenville lo Sevlerville, Tenn., and
thus make Connection with (lie Ton
eo state highway froth Memphis
to Bristol, the plans of which are be
A meet i;,!: ? , ti e l.lv StpCk AsHO
, |ntIon will In ailed for the loth <>i'
May to eh et ob frs end to at'I an;
>:? i ho summoi mooi liifi
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Second Presbytery of A. R.
P. Church Met Friday.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Hi ii Vote of Five to One tin- Tonn of j
('Hilton Votes for a llond Issue of >
tftitnOMQ for Improvements Interest!
In HiiKclmll The WmTord-kcith Mar.
Huge Next Week.
Clinton, April is. The second Pres
bytery of the Associated Reformed
Presbyterian church convened bore
last Friday at II a. m., and continued'
its sessions through Snturdny. About
forty delegates wen' present from
Florida, Ceorgla, and South Carolina.
Pome very Important routine business
was transacted. One candidate, Mr.
W. s Patterson of Mt. Cnrmel, having
oomph let t'ie requirco seminary train
ing presented himself for license.
Three others preached trial sermons.
On Sunday all of the pulpits in town
were occupied by sisiting ministers
and large congregations enjoyed their
Last Tnosdny by a vote of 125 to 25
the voters of Clinton expressed their
desire to issue $25,000 worth of bonds
for t In? installation of a sewerage sys
tem. This matter has been agitated
for n long time and it will doubtless he
pushed to execution as rapidly as pos
(?railed School Auditorium
The newly completed auditorium at
the graded school has not been lilted
with seats, but (ho trustees have giv
en an order for seats to he Installed
before the close of school, und the j
closing exercises w ill be in id in it.
It Is n beautiful room mid (ills a much- '
needed Wi nt.
Although the weather interfered
with several promised games lust s> 'eh
the home ley-: tried conclusions two
or three tines with the strong Ander
on ton.in and hold their ow n im t
creditably, really out-playing Iho pro
fessloiiuls In some particulars, und
out scoring them. The local fans urn
lUOSt i nthiisiast|e OV"'r llie let m. : ml
.? good crowd of rooteiT will probably
go in Novyborry to cheer them on to
\ i< Ipvy ( n \V( diiesday.
K.::s Ii y I'uilies.
nuihhi r of her little friends to nn
Easter hunl Saturday afternoon
:iml . ??? \ ! : e :? i.... al tillK).
Miss Ni'.n Copolaiid eiiteriaitied .-.n
other party of young misses Friday
:.lie-1.iinu with ill; egg bent
Mrs. H /.. Wrlgiil and Mi ? Kallio
I.e. Wright have issued u hundred lu
vit lions to '?' reception for Wodnes
day nftot noon.
;? ' :
b ?!? of friend ? ol Mir.s Eunice Wofj'orll
i ran (hi n : w edding.
Mr; and Mrs. W. II. Owens, Sr. at half
pin ? six o'clock Wedensday ?ri?ri.
A pi || 20fh, i nd w ill lie \\ line "d by
II liupibcr of guest-;.
The |>r ispective bride h.'is been em
ployed for about two years in the of
lice Of Hid Columbia, New berry ami
Laurens railway. The groom It n
locomotive engineer in (ho employ of
the same company. Their home will
be in Columbia,
Mr. and Mrs. I W Lotlko have been
visiting her relatives in the lower
part of the State,
Mrs. .1. A. Lniley Is attending the
I"), \. It. Convi at! n: in Washlngloii.
Mi's. W, D. Cop. land and little I nac
spent last week In Newherry.
BIG VOTING CONTEST
NOW IN FULL BLAST
Every Bit of Work Now
Counts for Votes.
NOW PICKING UP
It is Hard to Tell lion lite Knee is Ho
in!- to F.inl Hut uiic Thing is Certain,
fit?- Ones tlint Work Hardest and
Most Consistent!] Will Win the
Tlie great Chronicle-Advertiser Not
ing Contest is commencing to gel roul
upitlsli. The Interest in ii up until
ilii- present time has been fairly grat
ifying and satisfactory, hut within the
pasl week tilings have begun t?? hunt.
The contestants have realized that
sonic mighty valuable prizes are in
store for them and liny arc preparing
to "take out papers on tlietn". When
wo Inaugurated the eotilest we knew
all tin- time ihnl she was bound to
make good and now our hopes lire be
lug realized. The ballots and sub
scriptions are beginning to "How".
However. If somebody would Just get
out now and make a systematic, Simon
pure, all wool and a. yard wide, c ut
split and dried canvas of the section.',
in which they live things would en
liven up a Pit and a bi| bit at that :
some)hing the size of an augur. Soe?
If every man in I .an tens Count] was
really approached on tin. question
of taking The Advertiser and the
Georgia-Carol inn Agriculturist and
Weekly Chronicle combined we \y\
llcvo that Iben soiucbod.N would get
such a lead in this race (hat the last
esl through train on the Due West ex
tension couldn't catch up
Look for the score elsewhere.
CLOSING KXKIM I'm S.
Princeton School Will Ilm* l'i< nie and
lllg llthicalioiial Wallt.
On May IUlli flu < lot tili i xor.ci ?
of the school Will !>' held on -ii" school
erounds. An ? dm at ional i ami
goneral picnic ate i;?. ivnti . of Gu
occai Ion, I'Vmr v\ ty piominenl pouk
its will be pecs' lit: Ij \.<l\\ in M.
I'll VVMIAM (I U'.HS XSI'lvCTIO.V.
Hell. Moore ami Cilpt, irowelhcr
In Ma! c \ Ilmtal [pspl li< ? Friday.
Tue annual Im p< el ion if Iii? Trn\ n
mciim incut exercises of the city grad
cd schools, on Wednesday May 17th.
Itev. Mr. Gi'Of u I? olio of the he
known ministers in the state, I? in:
tbo pastor or the First Presbyterian
chili* ii of Greeonwood, He Is always
in demand for occasion) of till hind
lllld the people of t lie eil SllOllld fOOl
themselves fortuUfite In haviiifi secur
ed him for this sermon .
Iliilcrfnliimcnl at k llrldtre.