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VOLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY !7, 1911. NUMBER 42
MEMORIAL DAY WAS
Eloquent Address by Rev.
J. B. Green.
CROSSES OF HONOR
' PRESENTED TO VETS
Amid Beautiful Decorations in the
Opera House the Exercises were
Held and Afterwards the Grates of
? JL 100 Head Heroes were Decorated by
'A the Ladies and Children.
The tenth of .May was appropriately
observed by the Laurcus veterans and
the layMes of J. B. Kershaw chap
4er, United Daughters of the Confed
The Opera House was filled to its
capacity by the members and the vet
erans and a delegation of children
? from the graded school when the ex
ercises were opened at half-past ten
with prayer by the Rev. L. P. McGec
. Of the Methodist church.
The school girls and boys then
? sang "Carolina," their singing evidenc
ing careful training and no~ lack of
musical ability among the future men
and women of Laurens.
After this the always welcome
"Tenting on the Old Camp Ground"
was exquisitely sung by Messrs.
Charles Hicks, Ford Franks, Jack
BlcCravy and Edward Hicks.
a Dr. H. If. Alken, the presiding of
, ficer, then introduced us the speaker
of the day the Rev. J. B. Green, of
Greenwood, who was listened to with
attention and interest by the veterans
and their assembled friends.
Then came the portion of the pro
gram which, at least to the individual
soldier, was the most interesting of
the day?the presentation of the much
r^coveted crosses of honor. These were
presented in person to: if. A. Nash,
lrby T. Baientino, E. R. Burgess, J. It.
Jones, D, s. Lynch, .1. F. Murray, John
B. Manly. Elijah Marler. ,T. M. Nash,
lt. W. Taylor. E. 11. Thnckston, David
Yarborough, D. ll Baldwin, J, S. Boy
dell, 10. L. Edmonds, s. Coker, s. T.
Bailey and A. J. Smith.
Crosses of honor were also deliver
.cd to the qualified descendant In each
of the following cases: to L. S. Bolt
for his father, Sergeant Samuel Bolt,
Company D., 4th 8. C. Volunti er in
fantry and to Samuel McGownn for
his father, Captain Homer Li McGow
an, Company F., 3rd, S, C. Volunteer
After til- hdstownl of the crosses,
the male quartet! sang "Nearer, my
God, to The,'" most beautifully; after
which the Rev. .1. P. Marion, of Slim
ier, pronounced the benediction pud
the veterans marched to the cemetery
where the "roll of honor" was read and
the graves of all the Confederate dead
were decorated with flowers.
Although the exercises were entire
ly well arranged and successful
throughout, the ladies or Laurens had
been very careful to keep the best for
the last; and the luncheon they ncrv.
? (I at the Traynhnm Guards' armory
at the Conclusion of the program was
7. ')st tempting and enjoyable.
MfcMftCr the luncheon, which l>v the
way was daintily yet bountifully serv
ed by the fair "women behind the
men behind the guns", the old soldiers
adjourned to the county court house
where they had been invited to a smok
er by Mr. John F. Bolt. After smok
ing tho meeting was called to order
and Mr. O. G. Thompson was request
ed by Mr. Bolt to take the chair when
Rov. J. K. McCain. Ben ton Fuller. John
Jones, and John \V. Lanford, all took
part In the exercises telling of their
experiences and tho many battles they
were engaged In. Tho all formality was
thrown aside, and, gathere in little
knots and groups they talked over?
and, for the time, lived ovor?the days
of the early sixties.
Those who aro entitled to crosses
but have not yet received them can do
so by applying In person June third,
to tho president of the J. B. Kershaw
Chapter, Mrs. M. L. Copoland.
Donntiou to Oddfellows' Orphanage.
At the recent annual convention in
j Greenville of the Odd Follows of the
State, Messrs F. P, McGownn and H.
S. Templeton, representing Calhoun
Jx)dgo No. 47 of this City, presented
to the Odd Fellows' Orphanage a check
for $3"I, this amount, being donated
by the members of the local lodge.
FOR DUMB ANIMALS
National Humane Alliance
Makes a Gift.
TO BE ERECTED
ON PUBLIC SQUARE
Responding to the Persistent Efforts
of u Well Known Citizen of this City,
the National Humane Society lias
Consented to Provide for the Water
ing of Stock en the Square.
The City of Laurens is to receive '
a public drinking fountain, for the
use of weary and thirsty stock, from
tile National Humane Alliance, a so
ciety founded and financed by Hormon
L< e l?nsign, a deceased philanthropist,
late of Now York'City. The fountain
is to be placed on the Curbing between
the Confederate Monument and the
corner nearest to m. II. Fowler's store
That Is. the fountain is to be present-,
ed If the city council will accept it
and that is a foregone conclusion.
For those who perhaps may he un
familiar with the life and work of the
deceased philanthropist, it can bo
said that he started out In life as a
poor boy in the State of Illinois, He
worked industriously and intelligent
ly in different lines of endeavor, most
ly literary. He amassed a fortune.
During this time he had always been
interested in tho care and protection
of dumb brutes, .lust before his death,
which occurred In New York City, he
founded the National Humane Alli
ance, hut did not live to see it enter
Into its work. However, he left a
large fortune with which the work was
to he perpetuated. By means of the
money derived from the bequest, the
National Humane Alliance, is enabled
to present these fountains to those
cities most in need Of them.
To the untiring efforts of Mr. W. (!.
Lancaster is due in large measure the
securing of tho fountain for Laurons.
It was over a year ago that ho saw
where this society had presented the
city of Columbia with one and recog
nizing the need of Laurens for such '
it placo where the horses and mules
of tho people who come to the city to
do their trading might bo watered, he
wrote to (he secretary of the society.
Mr. Lewis M. Soaver; Mr. S aver re
plied saying that the city was too
small and the needs of other places
wire more prosslhg, Howover, Mr.
Lancaster porslstod, showing that Lau
rens was the center of a largo and'
flourishing county and a placo whore
no such conveniences had been pro
vided. Finally, a few months ngo Mr.
Scavcr was in this section of the
country and visited Laurens. He was f
shown over the city. Becoming con
vinced of the need of the fountain he,
again took it into consideration and.
finally dccldod that Laurens should
have one. After making his decision
he wrote (he ICltor below to Mayor
llnbh, which was lo he given consider
ation at a meeting of the Council last
hlght and at which meeting i; is safe
to say thai the fountain was accepted,
The Fountain Offered.
The National Humane Alliance.
Now York. May Rth, 1911.
Hon. C. M. Bnbb, Mayor and The City
Laurens. South Carolina.
Referring to tho matter of animal
drinking fountain for your city, the
donation of which has been earnestly
and persistently solicited from our
Association, particularly by Mr. W, G.
Lancaster of your City, beg to say that
the writer recently visited Laurens
and Inspected tho proposed sites for
the location of a fountain and we have
now decided that wo will furnish your
city with one of our second size foun
tains, free of charge, freight prepaid,
upon the acceptance of the following
conditions, viz: That the City of Lau
rens will take the fountain from the
car, place It on a good foundation In
the street on the north side of your
public square, about halfway between
the soldier's monument and the cor
ner of tho square, put in good water
connections (plumbing, etc.) and guar
antee a good continuous P.oW of wa
ter, and proper permanent care to said ;
Trusting to have proper aceptance
of this in due time, we are
Very truly yours.
National Humane Alliance,
Lewis M. Seaver,
A COUNTY FAIR
AN ASSURED FACT
Enthusiastic Meeting Held
AND PLAINS MADE
Tho SciitJiiK'itt of the Meeting was Unit
no Cash Prizes Should be Offered
by the Fair Association?Education,
al Features Will lie Stressed and
Cnrnical Feature Barred.
The meeting in the interest of a
county fair was held Saturday morn
ing, as seh? dUled, It was decided, al
so, to have a county fair. Also, as
per schedule, it was an enthusiastic
affair. It consisted besides of more
than hot air. It resulted in a real and
tangllble organization, perfected for
the purpose of holding a county fair i
some time during the coming fall.
That was what the meeting was call
ed for and that was what was done.
After a i. umher of speeches bad
been made advocating holding the fair,
in which ihr- views as to the proper
ways of Carrying it Oll were dis
cussed. Mr. \V. Carl Wharton moved
that a fair be held and that an organ
ization be gone into. The motion was
unanimously carried and then and
there tho fair was an assured fact.
Following this the election of officers
was gone into when the following
men were nominated ami elected:
President. W. I). Byrd; vice President,
Dr. 11. K. Aiken; Secretary and Treas
urer, c. a. Power; General Manag u\
J. 1). \V. Watts. These officers, by a
motion, wer? also named as a commit
tee to draw up a constitution and set of
by-laws. The president, the secretary
and the general manager were appoint- 1
ed a committee to confer together to
select three men from each township to
form a general advisory committee.
The chairmen of these committees,
with the ofllcers of the Association,
are to act as an executive committee.
With this, the organization was per
fecled and everything was placed In I
shape for actual preparations to be
While they did not put it oil rec
ord, it was- ill stu'timent of the meet-j
lug that no money prizes be offered by I
the AsxoCiatloiJ mi exhibits. Mr. .1. I).
W. Watts, who whli Mr. W. I?. Byrd. ?
has been i ? king hard to start
tli" fair agoing ? oke against mon y
prizes and ?-?:.?>?? :? its his opinion
judging ? ? lenco with the
State Fair. Ihilf i ? ' ?sit prizes should
be offer d not fhould other attrac
tions h.- had which would detract
from tin educational feature of the
'fair. Mr, Watts said that the cause
of the downfall 61 so many fairs was
the tendency to pro-, id.- too ninny
side shows and other amusem -tils.
These thing.1 lie said, took the atten
tion of the visitors, finally resulting
in the los- ol .. ? rest In the fair idea.
Everybody prt - nt, who said anything
on the Bttbjcci ;- tied with him and
most probably tin n ize and amuse
ment feature will not tolerated in
the Laurens County fair.
Thus the Organization of the fair
lias been perfected. What remains
is to be doi.e l.y ?!.'? people of the
county themselves. No doubt they
will begin pr< ;;.rations at once to
Accepts a Promotion.
Mr. ii. i> Parkinson, who has been
principal of the liij-'h School here lot
two years, has resigned his position
in order to accept the superintondency
of the graded schools of Albertnalc.
X. C. Albermarlo is a city of 0,000
inhabintants and lias a fine school
system. Mr. Parkinson will have
charge of all the public schools in the
city. This will be quite a promotion
for Mr. Parkinson and his friends
win'he glad to heat that he is doing
At Green Pond Church.
Children's Day exercises will bo ob
served next Saturday at. Green Pond
church. Addresses will be made by
speakers of note. Everybody is in
vlted to come. Dinner will be served
on the grounds.
Secretary and Treasurer.
As It will only tako a few weeks for
the fountain to be shipped here, it is
thought that within a few, months ii
will be ready for use.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OE CLINT?N
Disastrous Fire In King
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Many Things of Interest and Huppen?
Ing at Hits Season of tli eYear when
tlie Schools and Colleges lire ("las
ing and Anniversary Meetings are
Clinton, May 16.?On Saturday morn
ing at about nine o'clock the Klng
Hatton company's store was found
to be on lire, and the alarm given. The
entire basement was- burning when it
was discovered and it was not long
before the llooi fell in. carrying show
cases and shelves.
The volunteer lircmon did valiant
service and the fact that the llaiUCH
were confined to the single store is
evidence of very hard work on their
part. For a time, in spite of the lad
that the buildiug had fireproof walls
it seemed Impossible to keep the fire
The burned store is in the block on
the east side of the square. The other
firms in the block are: the City sta
tion, the Red Iron Racket store, the
Copeland Brothers Grocery Company,
tho Dlllurd and Dillard Clothing Com
pany, and I', s. .leans Grocery store.
Adjoining this block on the rear is the
new hotel of Mr. G. A. Copeland and
Brothers now in process of erection.
Tho burned store-room is the prop
erty of Mr. W, M. Sumorol and the loss
is covered by Insurance to the extent
of $3000, The stock carried by the
King-Hat ton Company was valued
at about $8,000 and the insurance car
ried is $4500. The members of the
III m are It. II. Hatton. Ii. I.. Kin;;, mid
Xoal Turner. While sympathy is felt
for all the losers it sooius particularly
hard on Mr. Turner, wlio had invested
in this business his labor and his hav
ings while the others have other in
.Mr. Fowler's Successor.
The Row I.. A Cooper has accept- i
Cd a Call to t.? pastorate of i! First
Baptist church to succeed the Rev.
c. Lewi; Fowler.
Mr. Cooper hin many admin i\s In
Ciiuion and Iiis ace. planet) Is ;? matter
ft i' gi in i"al r< job lug.
Mr. Fowh ? 1 in.vea in .h. for Lex
prosirieney of Lexington <"<.;; ? for
his congregation iu re reger) losing
him though tiny inko a natural i I do
in the honor he has been shown,
ITlh Siiiida.il School Vniihersurj.
On Sunday morning the 17th anni
versary of the organization ol the;
Pr< sbytoriaii Sunday school In Clin
ton was celebrated at the First church.
The weather was delightful and a!
largo congregation enjoyed i!i ? <?::? r
The following program \Viis carried
I'll" Lord's Cray. r.
Anthem by the Choir.
K.inslS'? Bible (tending.
Soii'r. Primary Grades: Jesu.? Loves
Hymn: Thor -'s a Royal Banne Glvi u
Welcome Address by Mr C, Darby
Recitation bj Misses Xnu ai.d Beo
Hymn: While we Pray, and While Wo
Recitation by four little girls.
Recitation by Francis O'Danlel.
Hymn: Tenderly the Shepherd.
Song by Classes of Mrs. W. D. Cope
land and Miss Ola Young.
Remarks by the Pastor.
Remarks and Delivering of Bibles by
Hymn: In the Heavenly Pastures fair.
Gloria Patrl by Choir.
The exercises were excellently pre
pared and reflected credit on Mr. J. L
copeland. superintendent of the school
and on the teachers. Where all the
features were without ground for crit
icism it seems hardly just to select one
for comment But the *ong by the
tiny tots doubtless afforded the congre
gation most enjoyment, ah or the lit
tle darlings woro arrayed in white
dresses with blue rlbons.
rCotTtinued on page five ?
POR NEW HOTEL
E. B. Grcsham of Spartan
burg Makes Proposition.
A LONG (NEEDED
ASSET IN LAUREINS
Probable Site of Neu Hotel Will he
Proper!} Now Occupied l)j (lark
Boarding House .Meeting Next .Mon
daj When Proposition Will he Made
to tile Business Men.
Acting on the invitation of several
well known citizens of Lnurens, Mr.
K. it. Grcsham, <u'thi- Greshnui su ing
of hotels, came to Lnurens .Monday to
confer with them and to discuss the
advisability of Investing In a now ho
tel here. Mr. Ci realm in was hero for
OUl.V a few hours, lull In- had sent ,
a representative be furo him to look
over the Held and before lie went off
ho Invited the business men of Lau
rons to meet him Monday aft unoon
ai o'clock, when he will place before
them a plain business proposition. It
is understood thai in- will subscribe
to halt of the capital slock on a sixty
room, modern hotel ami the people or
Lnurens, if they want ii. will be ex
pected to subscribe the remainder. Al
ready a part of the Lnurens SUbsCI'ip
lion is in sight and doubtless the re
mainder can he gotten by a concerted
An option has been gotten on the
property now occupied by the ("lark
boarding house, next to the lot on
which the now postofflco is to be built.
If the hotel js built, this will most
probably be the place where it will be
placed. ()n account of its nearness
to the public SUUnre it is well locat
ed for BUCll a purpose. Mr. (Ircshltlll !
stated that the site was. very satis
factory to him.
Mr. Grcsham has several different i
propositions which he wishes tp place
before the merchants and husin s
inen. He seemed t<> bo very anxious
and willing to go into the deal so ev
erybody is urged to bo at thn meeting
Monday afternoon at ?'? o'clock to de
cide whether Lnurens is to have a
M is, .1 till ii \'t itde Cnmphi II.
-s Iii!!. May I.V Mrs. .lohn
ilieli died last Wedil ? day
y. in. . i child abddI a yea r and ?<
half old di< ii ubo I ten da>: tu; >.
.'.!iv. (lainphi 11 v\as ihe oni} datighi
or of Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Boaznian.
Tin ; inily has the syinpathj of our
Hi: v l (i ttl >1BS, s. it. LI \ u.
Funeral at Leest Wo Church Sunday
tficruooii IVns Cotuluclod l>3 Hie
Bev. L. I'. McGoo.
day night jusl aller midnight at Ihn
fan lly residence tu*ai the city, Sun
day nflot i.n lit LeesviHO chitro'li, "
few injles east ot Hie city, tint funeral
and burial servicei y i<- conducted
by the Hi v. L. I?. McGoo, pa; tor ol the
First Methodist ciinrcii of Lnurens.
The deceased was it daughter of the
late Mr. lames L, llcffernan and was
about 12 years of ago. Besides her
husband she Is survived by throd chil
dren. Mrs. Leak was a member of
the First Methodist church and was a
most estimable woman whose death
Is greatly regretted by all her friends
Rev. John S. Cook, of Mountvlllo,
will preach at the Opera House at l
o'clock Sunday afternoon. Ills sub
ject Will be "The Hat tie of Life." Ev
erybody is invited to attend.
For Farmers Institutes.
Prof. f). x. Barrow, Superintendent
of the ClemSOn College Farm Demon
stration Department, has written to
The Advertiser asking that a notice
be given that all sections of the coun
ty which are desirous of having farm
er's institutes during the coming sum
mer, notify him as promptly as pos
sible. Although an agricultural train
will be sent over the state this sum
mer, it is not Intended to neglect the
Institutes as held last year.
Will Be Preached at the
First Presbyterian Church.
IM'. S. C. .Mitchell, President of (he
IJiilvorsHj of South Carolina. Hill
ho tin- Speaker Thursday Night.
Senior ( hiss Kxerciscs will he 11?>l<I
The exorcises incldi lit (?? tho annu
al closing of the Laurens City schools
will open this evening with tho bac
calaureate sermon. The sermon will
he preached by the Id v. .1. II. Green,
pastor of the Presbyterian church at
Greenwood, and the service will he
hold at the First Presbyterian church,
Mr Green Is an eloquent and attrac
tive speaker, and he will he h ard
by a largo luiscmhlai.; fricndii of
the school and the cltl/.eiii generally
of tho city.
Tomorrow night Dr. S, ?'. Mitchell,
president of i he ,v>>uth Carolina Unl.
verslty and one of th> mosl popular
public speakers in the State today,
will deliver the annual address be
fore the senior < lass of the city school
These exercises will take ph.ee in the
school auditorium, and the speaker of
(ho occasion will be pn son led by
Supi. Ii. L. Jones.
The commencement will come to a
close Friday evening with Interesting
exercises by i he senior CltlSS w hich
this year is composed of fourteen girls
and eleven boys, one of the largest
classes In the history of the school.
Supt. Jones respectfully requests
the attendance of all the pat 1*01)8 of
tin- school Thursday morning as reg
ular exercises will he gom through
with, thus giving all (ho opportunlt)
of witnessing routine elm mom work,
and incidentally inspect the auditori
um and tin- oth< t depart in t ' of Un
building which ha,i boon groallj
boiuitlflod during 11 c pa?' ' v\ ooks
al the instant of Supt, .i. e . This
IlivllaJion In < seiend'd all at runs of
the school nnd Mr, lohi u':id his fa
culty. a;i Wi II tin impl ? ill make
S( I? KIM s.i:> I M III M IN.
i . \ \\. < . Rot Ide not In Make < hange
of Schedules ilusl ul Pre ? < nt.
mimic until further n<
en (|ie hope of the p
ri uietil lo pi: ce I be i
gaii hut it has not b< ?
PIM/.KS i on i !i'. I- Al;:.
Mr. \\. D. ID rd Starb th< ftull ti-il
lug hj Offering a S|iei Prize,
Mr. W. D. Uyrd i (In I! ??. com
I'm v. a rd with a i ? al boost or I in
county fair. Ilo ha off.? : od ??;'-?? III
prizes for t ho t hn < !<? n p colli
from the fjyrdvlllo Dnlrj ,i.< k. The
Ill-Si prize will he .?fLi'.o. second
.>T.:,u ami tin- third $"?.00, ".'<> whi ono
of those prizes it will I? nccossur}
to show tho ContOSantS i'i the arena
in the Laurens County Fall during iho
This is the first contribution to
wards the ralr. Who Will he the next
one to come UCrOSS?
old Darlington Home Rnrned.
The old Con way Darlington home,
bought some yea i s ago by the Luu
rens Cotton Mill, caught aflro last
Wednesday and was almost Complete
ly destroyed. The house was insured
but there was no insurance on the
Card of Thanks'.
Tln> ladles or tho Joseph it. Kershaw
Chapter l". D. C. who had in charge the
dinner given to the veterans last Wed
nesday desire to thank all of the la
dles wlio aided them in this. Their
help was greatly appreciated for with
out them it would have been impossi
ble to care for the old BOldh rs in (ho
manner that they deserve.