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CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED
FOR SUMMER MONTHS
Three Evenings of Interest
NEXT YEARS FACULTY
ALMOST THE SAME
Hupt B. L. Jones has beeu Rcelcctcd
and So IIus All of the Other Teach
era Who Applied for lteelectlou.
Mr. Parkinson Goes to a Higher
Position in Alhernuirle, N. ('.
The closing exercises of the city
I schools were held Wednesday, Thurs
* day and Friday evenings of last week.
The Baccalaureate Sermon was
preached by Rev. J. 13. Green, of
Greenwood, Wednesday evening in the
Presbyterian church, when ho gave
an inspiring discourse on the subject
of "Conscience." Thursday evening Dr.
s. C. Mitchell, of the University of
South Carolina, delivered the annual
literary address taking as his subject
"A Practical Program of Progress."
In elaborating, the theme, ten com
mandments wore Incorporated, the
first one being good roads and the re
mainder relating to vital questions to
the state, the United States and the
Thursday evening Mr. Jones took
the opportunity to formally present to
?he school the decorations, pictures
and friezes which have been placed
in the building within the past year,
i: total of over $700 having been made
by Mr. Jones on various enterprises
of a public nature and expended on
school improvements. .Mr. (\ H. Rop
er, of the Hoard of Truste s, accepted
the gift in behalf of the Hoard, In a
very appropriate Bpoech.
The presentation or diplomas and
the exercises of the graduating Class
'.ook place Friday evening. There were
twenty four members in the class, but
only six were allowed the privilege
?-of reading their essays on account of
Ihc lack of time In which to do it.
However, Mr. .tones stated that those
who did not read unsays had written
them and had them examined and pass
ed on and in many cases were equall>
&s well as those that were rend. In
addition to the essays. James Todd
made tho welcome address and Mary
i'osey delivered the valedictory.
Tho following er.savs and declama
tions were delivered
"The Part Eminent Soii'h Carolin
ians Have Played in Our National
History", fieri rude Harnet!.
"Fleetrleity As an Aid to Clvlllzn
t Ion " Loon Dodson
"The Effoct thai the Destruction of
Our Forest Would Have Upon Our Fu
ture History." Azlle WofJford.
Declamation "Happy Consequences
of American Independence." Willie
"The Hi nefii of the Panama Canal to
South Carolina " Holen Sullivan.
Declamation: "The Crave <.;? Napo
leon." Douglas Feathorstone.
Following the reading of the last
? ssay a recess was taken during which
time the young graduates were show
ered with flowers and presents by ad
? tiring parents and friends, Mr. Jones,
took the opportunity then to express,
in it few word's, the recognition of the
?vires of Miss Sloney. one of the
?? nchers during the past year who had
^fc>" 11 <o Instrumental in raising funds
for some of the decorations in tho au
Mr. Jones himself presented the di
plomas and certificates to tho gradu
ates. The following received diplo
mas: Leon Douglas Dodson, WiUiam
Looil Drummond. John Douglas Fcath
erstone, John SKally Terry, Gertrude
Harriett. Winnie Dorcas Jeans, Marie
Elizabeth Phil phot, Grace Poole. Mary
Lois Posey, Marguerite Annie Simp
son, Azllo May Wofford and Kate Vix
James McLin. J. D. Sullivan. Nell
Payne Julia Clilldress, Ethel Winn and
Marie Langston were given certificates
for having completed a partial course;
Helen Sullivan, and Esther Fowler
wore given certificates for having fin
shed tho course with the exception
of Latin; Eugene Harnett. Sam Holt.
Kutledge Ficbelberger and James
Todd received certlfloatea for complet.
Ing the course In which agriculture Is
substituted for Latin.
Mary i'osey won the medal offered
k by a public spirited citizen of the
city, whose name Is kept a secret, for
tho pupil who made tho highest over
MEETING IS DEFERRED
ON HOTEL PROPOSITION
.Mr. I!. I>. Groshiun IVns Suddenly Call
ed to Atlanta Necessitating a Delay.
The meeting which was to have boon
held yesterday in the interest of an
other hotel for Laurens was not held,
on account of the enforced absence of
Mr. E. B. Qresham, who had a sudden j
call to Atlanta. However, tho uiect- j
ing will be called at some early date, f
Those who are pushing tho hotel
imposition feel that the deferring of
the date of meeting will work a real
advantage for the movement for it
seemed as if the meeting was about to
be held before the interest had been
stirred up to the right pitch. How
ever, tho matter is a general subject
of conversation now and by the time
the meeting is called again, it is
thought that the matter will have been
thoroughly talked up and the situa
tion exactly known and appreciated.
A proper notice will be given as to
the lime of meeting.
THE MONTHLY MEETING
Kntliasiastic Meeting Held Monday
and Interesting Discussions and Pa
pers Entered Into.
An enthusiastic meeting of the l.au
reus County Medical Association was
hold in tho olliees of Drs. Teague ami
Ferguson Monday afternoon. Tho es
say of the meeting was read by Dr.
Fennel), of Waterloo, who had a very
Interesting paper on "Appendicitis."
Following Dr. Fennell's paper a free
discussion of the subject was entered
into by all of the doctors present.
Dr. .1. H. Teague introduced the sub
ject of Pellagra and a discussion of
the disease and to cases in Laurens
County was held, a number of cases
are in this county and methods of
their treatment were freely diSCUSSCd.
The Association is Inking a great
d< ::1 of interest in the proposed hos
pital which is to be run by Misses
Il'by and MacFarlane. A number of
ways were suggested, at this meeting,
as to how the doctors could aid in tho
work. They were enthusiastic about
the matter and all of them were unan
imous in their expression Of a desire
to help in tho cause in whatever way
seemed best. All of tltom e.\ presset'.
their willingness to give financial aid
and to do till in their power to make
tho hospital a success.
The Association has taken on now
lifo within the past few mouths ami
the members are now taking a great
deal of interest in it. The meetings
are held monthly and all of tho doc
tors of the county are eli gible to mem
Fnllvlew Camp No, 422, located at
Watts Mill, will unveil the monument
of Sovereign J. C. Knight, at Croon
Pond church, on Sunday, May i-'^ih at
one o'clock. P. M. A cordial invita
tion is extended to every camp and
sovereign In Laurens County to take
an active part in the unveiling coro?
By order of camp.
Lestor E. Bishop, C. C?
It. II. Donaldson. Clerk.
Other Button Winners.
In addition to the winners of Pal
mer Buttons, for penmanship, which
I are announced in another par- of this
; paper, the following members of tho
eighth grade at the city schools won
I them: Bruclo Owings, Willie Sexton.
Carolina (toper, Job Little. Nellie
Thompson) Nellie Poolo, llariette
Simpson and Clatle Roper, Pupils who
were not present Friday evening to
get their attendance buttons can get
them by notifying Mr. Jones.
Age in scholarship during the past
three years in the high school. Win
nie Jeans came second. Tho medal of
fered by the local chapter of tho 1). A.
R.. contested for by pupils of tho high
school, and given for the best essay
on Partizan Leaders in South Carolina
history, was won by Annie Prentlss, of
the ninth grade.
Supt. Jones and all the teachers who
applied have been reelected to their
positions. Mr. Parkinson, who Iins
been principal of the high school for
the past two years, did not put In his
application as ho has been elected
to a very flattering position nr, su
perintendent of the Albermarlo, N.
C. city schools. Misses Jessie HUOy
and Mildred I'adget did not apply
for reelection, Miss Laura Cromer
of this city, was elected as a new
FIXED LOK SELLING NE AR? BEEK.
CI1) Council Enncls Ordinance Where
by tlie Conviction of Vllcgcd Viola
tor is Secured.
A few weeks ago H. Snmpson, a
white citizen of the City, secured a
license for the purpose of conducting
a soda water stand. He opened his
place of buoincs on a hack street in
city. Soon thereafter complaint
was made that Sampson was dispens
ng '?near-beer." A bottle of the stuff
scoured and sent out of the city
to be analyzed. The report is said
? have shown that the sample BUb
'itted for analysis contained between
2 and 3 per centum of alcohol.
In consequence of this Sampson was
docod under bond for his appearance
before the mayor charged with violat
ing a city ordinance against the sale
of alcoholic beverages. However,
When the case came up for it hein in};
Wednesday afternoon it was discov
ered that the ordinance in question
was null and void in that it did not
bear the seal of the city nor had it
sver been signed by tho clerk of city
council as provided and required.
Hence, the case against the defend
ant was dismissed.
City CUllCil then got busy and Fri
day. May 10, another ordinanct pro
hibiting th< sale of alcoholic liquors
in the city of Laurens was adopted and
ratified, fixing the maximum penalty
for each vile violation at $100 or 30
Within tWenty four hours alt? r the
"Clinchers" had been affixed to the
new ordinance, that is to say after it
bad been properly and legally signed
by the clerk of council and the seal
placed thereon, Sampson was bach
"on the job": that is to say he also
"got busy" and on Saturday reopened
his place c: business and proceeded
with the sale of bis stock, whatever
it consisted of, including near-beer,
so it was alleged. Again he was sum
moned to appear in the mayor's court,
the charge being tin- same as prefer
red in the former case. Monday af
? tcrnoon the case was called. The de
fendant pleaded not guilty. However,
he was pronounced guilty by the may
or and lined Whereupon his at
torney, John M. Cannon. Esq., gave
notice of appeal to tho higher courts
and r.skcd that tho defendant be re.
Icnsed on bond pending the appeal of
the case. Bond In the sum of $50 was
granted and given, and thus there will
bo another chapter In tho cure; provid
ed it is not "abandoned" or hejtled be
fore tho next term of the criminal
court In Laui'cns or some subsequent
Citte.hi in (ireenwood.
Charlie Coil.ran and bis wife, who
are charged with entering and rob
bing the store of Mr. .J. F. Milam, in
the Brown neighborhood, wen- appre
hended In Greenwood and Monday
Deputy Sheriff Heid went over and
brought them back to Laurens. The
robbery occurred in the early port
of this mouth.
THE PALL Ol TROY.
Wonderful Moving Picture Will Be \t
The Dreamland Noxi Krlday, Maj 2<i.
At the request of scores of thosi
who witnessed tho moving pletu 1
The Fall of Troy at (he Dreamland
Theatre several weeks ago,Maua*.
Grant has hustled around and ho?l I
this feature picture for a second en
gagement. Next Friday. May 'id, will
be the date of ibis truly remarkable
This set of reels was made nl the
enormous expense of $30,000 and is
considered unequalled as a moving
picture. Its is a correct picture
sketch ofsthe well known story of
history, The Fall of Troy. Tho pro
duction caused an unusual amount of
discussion here some time ago and H
Is undoubtedly worth far more than
the admission price.
The picture will be shown both In
the afternoon and the evening.
i a in Mim shoals Personals.
Misses Clara and Lola Woods, of
Princeton, were the guests of Miss
Nora. Crawford last week.
Quito a large number from this sec
tion attended the picnic ht .lone, last
wook. Among thenv were Messrs
Thomas and Milton Sullivan and Mr.
and Mrs. Nell Knight.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Abererombie
wore business visitors in Laurens last
Mrs. Lizzie Lindley, after spending
the week end with her sister In Ware
Shoals, returned to her home Tui day.
Miss Agues Bolt, accompanied by
her brother, was in Laurens 'ak* Wed
GOV. HL EASE IN L AUKENS.
Canto Op Ycst<T<lny Afternoon tu Yisll
His Friend, Co I. Crews.
Gov. Cole i. Hlcase spent yesterday
afternoon In Laurens, having come to
the city expressly to visit his vener
able friend. Col. Thomas B. Crews,
who has been quite ill for several
weeks. Though not necessarily
dangerously ill. Col. Crews suffered
a turn for the worse .Monday night
and throughout the day yesterday he
was apparently weaker than he has
been at all.
Betwwon the Governor and the vet
eran editor and citizen there exists a
very strong personal friendship, and
Gov. Blcase availed himself of the
llrst opportunity he has had to pay
his staunch Laurens friend a visit
during his present Illness.
The Governor was accompanied by
Col. P. li. Dominlck or Newbcrry.
TIME IS EXTENDED FOR
Per Various Konsens the Contest Do
purtnicnt has Decided to Continue
the Balloting CutII June 7th.
The Contest Department, of the \u
gusta Chronicle, has decided to pro
long the contest for two more weeks,
ending June 7th. in addition to this
announcement, a bonus offer is also
made in which thirty new subscrip
tions i<i the county papers, including
The Advertiser, will entitle the con-]
tOStanl who j;ets one of these cluhs. I
a bonus of 30,000. All new business '
or new subscribers sent in since the
contest bogan will bo counted in this i
Following is tho vote as last re
corded In the Chronicle:
Miss Mattld Connor .127.120
Mis:- Odessa llombreo .. . .121,IS5
Miss Maggie Garlinglon .. ..27,-120
Miss Mary Teague.-J7.j00
Miss Liddlo Sloan.:'!i,:)l0
Miss Lillio Young.21,455
Miss Lula Young.10,485
Miss Blanche Pinson.22,220
Miss lOthel McDaniel .7.".
I Miss Beth Mitchell .?3.270
Miss Odessa !!? ! ibroo . . . . .?IStfi
Miss Fuphrei.ia T!iom| $on.82,475
Mr. Buford Curry.2[>,3f>5
Miss Mary Bagwell.2.455
Miss Ludie Taylor.GB,:12Q
Miss Cora M idlock.15,570
Miss Fannie Sloan.20,S70
Miss Syria Morchcad.49,010
Miss Rita Brownleo .00,210
Miss Anna Rhodes.L'.lun
Miss Amanda Glehn.5.120
Miss Ora Dello Hunter .. . .:? 050
? Miss Marie Million.2.2S0
Miss Ruth Martin.2,280
Miss Nixa SullIVllli.82,005
! Miss Sllnie Wolff.7ti.:M5
] Miss Daisy Adams.28.705
Miss Nora Cannon.I 1,800
I Miss Annie Kate Childress. .77,0^0
Miss I Jester Cooper.11,020
Miss Wynona Chancy .7j040
Miss Lawrence Culbortson .71,080
Miss Lillian CfJWs.21,320
Miss Besalo Hudgen?..5,180
Miss Bessie Madden.5,100
Mr. T. IL Nelson.81,845
Miss Cornelia Palton .53,070
i Miss Carrie L?ngsten .. ..38,020
Miss Louise Taylor.04,265
Heath of Mrs. Warren Cheek.
j Mrs. Maude Cheek, wife of Mr. War
ren Cheek, died last Friday at the
family home In Augusta after an 1'!
ness of about thred weeks, her death
resulting from an attack of appendi
citis and a subsequent operation. She
was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in
Augusta. Mrs. C, C. Cooper, sister
of Mr. Cheek, and Miss Sue Cooper
of this city attending the funeral,
Ball? Cs School Iach iscs.
The closing exereU of the Bailey's
school will take place Thursday, June
' 1st, bcglfininp at i" o'clock.
There will bo cxerci- ~ by the chil
dren and a picnic' dinner. Tie- pub
Mc is cordially Invited.
Will lie Held Here Next TuCSlltl),
Ma} ?Olli Interesting Meeting.
Tl?e quarterly meeting of the Pled'
inont Dental Society will he held in
Laurens next Tuesday. Attractive1
Invitations have already been issued
and a large number of members are
expected t<> be present.
The meeting will he called to order
in the Chamber of Commerce rooms,
at la o'clock. A. M., and three meet
ings will In? held during the day. A
social session and smoker will bo giv
en the visiting doctors in the evening.
An Intcresting program has been ar
ranged, Dr. J. I). Bby, of Atlanta, will
be one of the speakers. With his ad
dress in- will give an illustrated inn
term lecture. His subject is "Ortho
dontln." Mr. lt. 1.. Jones, of Laurens.
will be the only layman on the pro
gram and he will road a paper on
"Examination and Care of Children's
Teeth from Standpoint of the Teach
er." Others to read papers will be
Hr. Ii. T. Sterling, (Sroonvlllo, Dr. W.
15. Simmons. Piedmont, Dr. .1. P. Me.
Creary. Sparlanburg, Dr. .1 T. Mont
gomery, Spnrtauburg and Dr. .1. M,
AN HEROIC RESCUE IN
RAILROAD WRECK HERE
foreman Gregory, of lite Western Un
ion Telegraph Crew, at the Itisk of
His Life, Digs Under Steaming Kn
gine to Sine Man's Life.
A very serious wreck anil what at
one time seemed would have fatal
Consequences occurred at the ('. & W.
('. depot early Friday morning. Trough
freight No. 208, in ? b?rge of Conduc
tor llensley and Engineer Kelly, tan
into a detective rail on the embank
ment approaching the trestle on tho
south side of the depo!, broke the tail
and toppled over and down the stoop
incline. Fireman Holden was thrown
clear of tho engine and escaped un
hurt. CulleP Dolphcrus, colored, was
thrown below Iho engine and iulo a
drain where wator and steam from tin
overturned engine scalded and burn
ed him iulp suoh a sei'lou:) condition
that at on' time it was thought he
would die Hot Engineer Davo Kolly
had the narrowest escape (,| (Do winde
crew and h id it not bei n jor Foreman
Gregory, of a NVosl.erii I'nion stiuad
lie probably would be dead at this
time Kelly was pinned beneath the cab
in stich a way that it was impossible
for him to move. S. am was shoot
ing out from all sides of Hie engine.
All the rest of tiie crew thinking Hun
th ? big boiler would burs I at any
moment, had already (led when Greg
ory heard the cries of tho wounded
engineer. Talcing chances With hls'J
life, both from further overturning of
the engine and from the possibility of
an explosion of tho holler, Gregory
crnwld underneath tho engine lb
extricate the engineer. As no tools
were at band .mil no time could he
lost lie commenced digging with his
lingers, lb- Dually, after Ills lingers
nail, had been worn to the quick,
enough trash and dirt removed to pull
Mr. Ki lly sorely out. The wound' I
man was carried some distance from
the train ami placed oil the ground.
Soon alter this other help canto (slid
both wounded men wore curried off
the scene. Ms. Kolly was curried to
the pol.iCC station by the city officers,
all of whom bad gotten on the scene,
and tho negro whs carlrod to a cabin
nearby. Both of them w re given ev
erything that could lie gotten for tin ii
Comfort. Beyern! white men oared
for the negro until morning. Mr.
Charles W, Dunn, a (raveling man,
going out Into (lie yard ami cutting
wood 111 order to heat water to cleanse
the wounds with.
A wrecking orOW was soon working
on the overturned engine and by Fri
day afternoon It had been Straighten
ed up and placed on tin main line
again, muchly crippled but still able
to be on its own legs. It will require
a great deal of work to put it in order.
As the paper was going to press
yesterday aftornoon, it was loomed
that Hie negro flremntt, Cullen Dol
pherus, had died from tho wounds.
He will be carried to Augusta, his old
home, for burial today.
Cards are out announcing the ap
proaching marrlngo of Miss Francis
Hecks and Mr. William Dates. This
Is of unusual Interest to the peoplo of
I.aureus where llicy have many
NEWS Of THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
To Celebrate 47th Anniver
sary of Dr. Jacobs.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
A Charming IMay v?ill Im- Chen b>
Local Talent Under the Direction
of Several of Clinton's Ladies and
Gentlemen. Proceeds Go to the
Daughters of the Confederacy.
Clinton, May 23. The lire alarm
Monday afternoon drew a crowd lo tho
center of town and I here was consider
able rellof when ii proved a false
alarm given for the purpose <>i lest
ing Ho- volunteer lire company.
Her Friend the lOnomy" will lie pro.
seated by an all star east on Th?rs
day evening. May 'JMh, in I he t'tuphi
I lall. Tin- proceeds are in r." to the
Stephen l>. la e Chaptei II. I). C. Tie
pan of ihe heroine of Ihe hive stor>
which run., through the play will In.
presented by Minn Tnllulah Neville;
Her mothev, presented hy Miss I.aura
Aull; her cousin, Addic .leuks, presenl
od by Miss .lanle Kennedy; and tho
colored cook, Chloe, presented by Miss
Jessie May Mahuffey, uro all Interest
ing clmraclers. Mr. c. 11. liarksdalo
presents the West Point hero, .lack
Scrnhrook who puts In. above ev
en Diana's love. Mr, T I*. Carson pre
sents tho v il I in ii , Slomlng, who will
win the heroine hy any means; Mr
Barks Adalr presents tho faithful no
gro daddy who protects 11i^ III' miss}
ai the cost ol even hi- ||fo Mr D
W. Neville is the tyrannical latin ol
Diana, Col Burton, and Mi. i; \
Me Lees Is Lieut. Berkeley, who. when
the Issue is made sldon wllh his sister
ai hi.; own Cost even. Mr. W. II. Simp
son i:-. ^ehed la Ii .lenk?, brother oi Mrs.
Burton and lather of Addle. All ol
tl.e complication!! sinri :i his New
I Ilainpshire farm Imiii;.- when Diana
' visits Add! ? a11 so: Flbiid. K -mi -d\
and Snra Copcland and Ifi .1, ;-1.
Sora(! ha vrt clit; ?.<? ol I in- play.
Dr. ilaeobs' iTtn Vniihersnry.
.".'cxt Sunday. Mn.v !JXth, will Iii tin
171 h nnnh en ni j of I luoloi J:ii
I pastorale of tie lit I'm hyp -1
chuf< h of Clinton. II- ; ; m .louiu: -
?a special sermon in coniiiu:morallon
i>f i he o veil I. < la cd ? < 1 invitation liavi
been mailed to all on liu church roll
to a reception til hi. in. Friday ev
ening, May 2<!th.
A number ol pari Ich and club i i ?
lugs during the pa.-.i -.< < < l. are lo in
The high school crowd colobi
in honor of the tenth grade Fi ida j
levelling of lasl week nl Hie honn ol
Mr. O. A. Copi land. An i h ganl ban
? quo! was i piend and to;, i ami n
jspopsos provided that I'casi of rea on
and (low of oul lo In ? > peel tl lit
I lenriied assemblages. I Ferdinand
Jacobs, ,lr, served as l oast master.
Friday evening of this week Mi
Kvi ? Shiinds, n membei id l his year's
gratlutiflnii eho i in n < i >;-?;. i ehool
Friday evening also, I A. Lai'
ey gave a pr< t ly i<.-. ? iiom i ol
Ml Katharine Bean,
Mrs. \V. It. Farr was 1 < less to tin
vYallachien lOmbroidorj < I ..? Th?rs,
Mrs; A. V. Martin enli in (nod tin
young crovVd at a beautiful party i;
. honor of her visitors. MiKSCK Kellt i lid
Baker, on Friday evening.
Miss Salilo Wright is away od at.
extended visit in Raleigh and Rich
mond. stie will return home with
Miss Zee Wright who w ill bring a num
ber of her school friends for a visit
Misses Marion ami Hinmic McCr?rj
i have returned from an extended visit
i to relatives and friends in the low
I count ry.
Mr. Robt. c. Davis is seriously 111
at the h?rn??, of his son. Mr. John D
Miss Annie Don Aboil Is the guest
of Mrs. GcorgO Young.
Miss Virginia Neville, a teacllOl In
i the Bolton graded school, i- . t home
for the holidays.
t resses of Honor.
All old veterans who did not re .
their Crosses of Honor Mcmorlai Da:
arC again reminded that ti.. . will
I given tin m Juno 3rd.