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NEWS OF THE WEEK
N TOWN OF CLINTON
ew President of College
Makes Fine Impression.
OfN POPULAR PEOPLE
Tho thornwell Orphanage School
Opened Monday and the City .Schools
will Open next Monday?Excellent
Yenr Anticipated at Both Schools.
Clinton, Sept. 5.?The Rev. Dr.
Douglas, who on the 1st of August
assumed the presidency of the Pres
byterian college, preached In Clinton
for the first time Sunday. He filled
the pulpit of the First Presbyterian
church at the morning and evening
services and preached for Dr. Jacobs
at the Carolina Memorial in the after
noon. He preached strong sermons
and made a most excellent impression.
He paid splendid tributes to Dr. Ja
cobs and spoke of the bright pros
pects ahead of, the Presbyterian Col
Doctor Jacobs' Pulpit Vacant.
The Rev. Dr. Jacobs, forty seven
years pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, was not in its pulpit. Sunday
morning, but at the Carolina Memorial
church of which he remains pastor.
Beginning With September 1st there
Will be preaching at this church twice
each Sunday, and the inmates of the
Thornwell Orphanage will attend it
The First Presbyterian church is in
search of a pastor and committees are
at work arranging for a manse and the
raising of funds necessary to secure
a minister and provide for his com
fort. Dr. Jacobs has always lived in
his own house. The committees are
meeting with encouraging success.
Thornwell Orphanage Schools Open.
The Thornwell Orphanage schools
resumed work today with an attend
ance of nearly 300. The teachers for
the various schools were with two
exceptions in their places. Miss Ella
Pell is principal of the primary school,
the other teachers being Miss Lona
Nisbet and Orine Mcllwaine; Miss
Martha Hellams is principal of the
Mary Jacobs high school, the other
jhers being Misses Jessie Brewer
temporarily. Sadie Leslie; the
5v. J. B. Branch is superintendent of
these two schools. Dr. Jacobs is pres
ident of the Thornwell College and
Miss Fronde Kennedy principal, the
other teachers being Misses Ruth Jew
ell and Sadie I.esile and the Rev. J.
The Technical school is in charge
o!' Mr. Johnson Kilgoe, who is absent
on account of sickness. Its depart
ments are conducted by Mr. Temple
ton, Mr. Connor Nelson. Mr. SOWCI'S,
who is also absent from sickness, and
Mr. Marion Stutts.
Public Schools (o Open .
The public schools open next Mon
day. The teachers and the grades to
which they are assigned are as fol
lows: Miss Edith McClutchoon of l?sii
opvlllo, 1st; Miss Irene Prince of An
derson, 2nd; Miss Mabel Sumerel of
Clinton, 3rd; Miss Essie Young of
(Minion, Ith; Miss Margaret Parrott of
Clinton, 5th; Miss Marie Yeager of
Clinton. 6th; Miss DalTncr of Chester,
7th. The high school will be run on
the department plan .the teachers be
ing Miss Walker of Elko, S. C. I.aura
Aull of Clinton, and Superintendent
Hall, The graded school opens with a
larger number of teachers and a bet
ter equipment than ever before and
an excellent year is anticipated by Mr.
jHalli the trustees, and the patrons.
i Town News*
The bonds recently floated by the
town for sewerage sold at par, realiz
ing $65,000 and (he money was receiv
ed last week. The contract for tho
sewerage plant was let to Dabbfl and
Myers of Meridian, Miss., and the work
, rumor has it that a $ir.,000 Ice
? t Is to be erected here in the near
j. Among now enterprises Is a Chinese
On tho 1st of Septombor the stores
hogan to stay open after G o'clock.
Among BOCinl affairs of the past
week were several very elegant onlor?
tainmcnts, the most. Important being
VieAyge recptlon glvn i>v Mrs, R It,
(Continued on last page.)
Fewer Numbers Answer the
A COMPLETE ROLL
Ow~ /-?/-vi imtx/ 0/-v1 ntrDt
Resolutions Introduced mid Adopted to
Ask Legislature to Appropriate $100
to Defray Kypcnses of (lathering and
Collaborating Holl of I,aureus Sol
The Laurens County Survivors As
sociation held their annual meeting
on Saturday, Sept. 2nd. The meeting
was held In the Armory Hall with
Capt. Wm, 11. Franks presiding and
Capt. W. A. McClintoek acting secre
tary. On account of some misunder
standing as to the time of meeting, and
of the death of a number the attend
ance was not nearly as great as last
year. Although the meeting was not
so large yet we had a very Interesting
time. The meeting was opened with
prayer led by Comrade Robert J. Stod
dard. Tho minutes of last meeting
were read and approved.
The first business ivas the introduc
tion and reading by Comrade O. (5.
Thompson of resolutions in memory of
Comrades who have died since our last
His theme was the constitutional right
by an address by Hon. R. A. Cooper.
His theme was the constitution right of
of secession, or the legal justification
of the South in secession. Mr. Cooper
rarely, if ever, makes a lengthy speech
but he has a faculty of putting a great
deal in a small space. His effort
showed much research and unusual
familiarity with his subject. It was
heard with marked attention and in
terest, and elicited nearty applause.
He ought to lecture in all our schools
so that the rising generation might
learn of the south. Contention in the
great struggle between the two great
sections fifty years ago.
The next business was the enroll
ment of those in attendance.
The introduction by Comrade O. g.
Thompson of a resolution for the ap
pointment of a commfttee to ask our
representatives in the legislature for
an appropriation of $150,00, if so much
be necessary to defray the expense of
getting tip data and putting in the
office of the Clerk of Court a perms
nent roll of every Laurens county
soldier that served in tin* war, brought
forth considerable discussion but was
Dually adopted unanimously. The
meeting now went Into the election of
officers for the ensuing year with tho
result that Capt. W. A. .McClintoek was
elected president, and William P.
Colter secretary and treasurer, after
vhlch the meeting adjourned and re
paired to the several boarding houses
and hotels, to which, in groups they
had been assigned to enjoy a splendid
dinner furnished by friends of those
soldiers. There was no afternoon ses
sion. We had a most harmonious and
pleasant meeting, notwithstanding the
painful consciensness of tho void,
made by the deatli of so many of our
comrades who have fallen in (he past
The time and place of tho next moot
ing was left to the call of tho presi
W. H. FRANKS,
W. A. McCLTNTOCK, Chairman.
The following is the roll of those
Col. o. g. Thompson Co. Q 3rd S, ('.
Capt. John M. Hudgens, Co. A 3rd S. ('.
('apt. w. A. .McClintoek, Co. (I 2nd
S. C. Cnv.
Dr. W. C. Irby, Co. F 4 th S. C.
J. T. Langston, Co. I 3rd s. c.
y .C .Hellams, Co. D 27th s. c.
J. M. Whlcks, Co. C 18th ?a.
Wilson Hlnkely, Co. F 14th S. C.
i). (;. Copeland, Co. I 3rd S. C.
Robt. H. Young, Co. A 3rd S. C.
t. y. Henderson, Co. g 3rd s. C.
W. Hen OwlngS, Co. F Ith S. C.
T. J. Duckett, Co. I 3rd S. C.
it. O. Halrston, Co. F 4th s. C.
Charley I'. Martin, Co. C 14th S. C.
A. J. Snyder, Co. A Farlo's Rat.
II. I'. Ulakely, Co. F 14th & C.
.1 .It. Hellams. Co. EJ Cth S. C. Caw
John C. Williams, Co. I). 27th S. C.
S. A. Phllson, Co. D 1st S. C. Cav.
J. D. Sullivan. Co. A (Ith S. C. Cav.
W. J. Copeland. Co. F 1 Ith S. C.
W. W. Stone, Co. KISth S. C.
Joe A. IMnson. Co. I) Williams' Rat.
MEETING HERE OF
To be Hold in Presbyterian Church
Beginning the 151th uiui will Possi
bly Last Three Days.
The meeting of Bnoree Presbytery
will be held in the Presbyterian church
here this month, beginning Tuesday,
the 11*tli. A large number of minis
ters and other delegates will be ex
pected and a very Interesting and in
structive meeting is anticipated.
On the third day of the Presbytery
a conference of the deacons will be
held to discuss the different beneli
cencies of the Presbytery. About this
conference a circular letter has been
sent out to the dllerent churches.
The letter, which is addressed to the
deacons of the church, is as follows:
Spartanburg, S. C, August, 31, 1911.
At a conference of committeemen
representing forty-six presbyteries in
twelve synods, held at Montreal at the
end of July, the conclusion was reach
ed that it is fundamentally necessary
to bring the dioconnte of our church
into closer touch with the great calls
of the Assembly, and to emphasize the
Assembly's plan of financing the be
In pursuance of Ibis thought a con
ference of deacons is called during the
meeting of Presbytery at Laurcns, on
September lilst., to begin at eleven
o'clock. A. M., and occupying as much
of the afternoon session as may be
found profitable. Prof. Wm. J. Mar
tin of Davidson, who succeeds Mr. ('.
A. Rowland as chairman of Layman's
Missionary Movement of our whole
church, will be with us for this spe
cial occasion, and also others who have
taken prominent part in church mat
The Laurens bretheren authorize
the extension of a cordial invitation
to all deacons to attend, and wo hope
your church will be well represented,
so that this first meeting may be in
spiring and enthusiastic. The hours
are so arranged that a considerable
perectnage of our deacons can attend
without being away from home even
Send names to Col. Henry V. Simp
son. LaureilS, stating whether or not
you will desire entertainment for the
Ii. F. Rnvenel,
Th08. II. Law.
(.'has. H. Oaillard,
BOTTLK BLOWING BEGINS.
(dass Factory to Start Vctunl Opera?
tlons .Hoiida} Morning?Operatives
Monday morning will see the glass
factory in actual operation. The tires
have been burning in the furnaces for
several weeks getting them to the
proper temperature and now the actual
bottle blowing will begin. Already a
number of blowers have arrived in
i the city and are ready to go to work.
? When the factory gc:s under full sail
over seventy live men will In; employ
ed in all tin; departments.
For the present and until a report
can be had of tb" material at Little
Knob, where the mines of Hie factory
are located, the material lor manu
facturing tlic glass will be procured
form the vicinity of Blackvllle where
excellent mines exist.
Her. J. I*. Marlon to Preach.
Rev. J. P. Marion, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church of Sumter, who
is now spending some time in Lau
rens with relatives, will preach at the
Baptist church Sunday evening. Rev,
Mr. Marion preached a very inspiring
sermon at the Presbyterian church
last Sunday to a largo audience, His
many friends in the city are glad to
know that he is well enough again to
resume his work after his long illness
and doubtless a large congregation
will greet him at tho Baptist church
It. W. Taylor. Co. F 14th S. C.
(!eo. W. Hidden, lib Bat. Reserves.
T. II. Hobo. Co. D 3rd S. C.
J. 11. N'ash.
Capt. W, II. Franks, Co. B 1st S. ('. An
.1. P. Caldwelh) Co. C I Ith S. C.
w. i?. Cokor, Co. K cth s. c. Cav
W, 0. Jon.'s Co. A Cth S. C. Cav.
A. C. Owlngs. Co. B 1 Ith S. C.
J. T. Todd, Co. F 1 Ith S. ('.
R, J. Stoddard, Co. K I Ith S. C.
J. s. Cunningham, Co. K Hub Mi i,
YV. L. Allison, Co. A 3rd S. C.
C. M. Bishop, Co. D ICtll S. C.
Harrison Sumorel, McBoth's Art.
THE SUDDEN DEATH
OF BOYCE B. NELSON
Found in Iiis Kooni Saturday Afternoon
Where an Epileptic Attaek had End
ed His Life.
Mr. Boyco It. Nelson, a well konwn
young man of the city, was found dead
in his room Saturday afternoon by
his washerwoman who had gone up to
carry his clothes. For some years Mr.
Nelson had been subject to recurring
attacks of epilepsy caused by a blow
received in a base ball game at Cross
Hill some eight years ago. Although
the attacks became more frequent as
the years passed and more violent
no relief or cure could be found for
him and Iiis death at any time had al
ways been anticipated. When he was
found only Iiis sleeping apparel being
on him, his body gave unmistabnble
evidence of the cause of his death.
His face was greatly discolored caus
ed by the rush of blood to the bead
and his body was on the iloor where
he had fallen when the convulsions
came on him. A slight abrasion was
on his cheek where it had struck the
door in tlie fall from the bed. Phy
sicians immediately pronounced his
tieatii as being due to epilepsy.
The funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon in the city Cemetery,
where the body was interred. In the
absence of Iiis pastor, Rev. W. 10.
Thayer. the services were conducted
by Rev. C. F. Rankin and Rev. L. \'.
McQee . Several appropriate music:,i
selections were rendered by a quar
tette Composed of Messrs. ('has. 11.
Hicks. Ed. Hicks, .lack McCravy and
R. Q. Franks. A large number of
floral offerings were placed over the
grave by loving hands. The pall bear
ers were Messrs Roy Simpson, Jack
Shell .Frank McCravy, Ruf US Arm
strong. Hoy Wallace and Gary Eichel
berger, A large concourse of friends
and relatives followed the body to
Its last resting place.
Mr. Nelson was LT> years of age and
is survived by two brothers and three
sisters. They are Messrs. G. W. Nel
son, of Greonwood, and Fred II. Nelson
and Mrs. A. W. Todd, Mrs. M. I.. Roper
and Mrs. S. G. McDaniel, all of Lau
HOSPITAL WORK PROGRESSING.
The Wards are Now Full and it will
Soon he Necessary to have the Ser- 1
vices of Another Nurse.
Within the past few days several
operations of more or less seriousness
have boon performed at the County
Hospital by local surgeons. It will be
gratifying to know that all of them
arc doing nicely and are on the road
Miss liby states that the hospital
is now in line shape and that they have
all thai they can well attend to. With
in a short time another nurse will'
be added to the force, three nurses
already being employed. Miss frby
says that she hopes to bo able to oc
cupy the frby homestead within a very
few months. They will hardly be in
a position .however, to make the
change before some time in the spring.
Mr. Mi J. Owlllgs and Rev. W. K.
Thayer narrowly OSCnped serious in
jury Sunday afternoon when Mr. Ow
Ings' automobile overturned with them.
The i wo were returning from Water
loo, where Mr. Thayer had preached
a serhlOU to the Masons, when some
thing went wrong with the mechanism
of tho machine, throwing it aside and
lurning it over. Mr. Owings first pull
ed himself from beneath the machine
and then assisted Mr. Thayer, Neith
er of them received any serious in
jury nor was the machine considera
bly damaged. Only the windshield and
the top were damaged to any extent.
Kindergarten ( lass.
Parents who are desirous of having
their children join tho kindergarten
class are requested to communicate
with Miss Willie May Childres. who
Miss Irby states that tho hospital
first class will be held Monday morn
ing. Judging by the number of appli
cants .a large number of the little
ones will be in the class this year.
(.'amblers Rounded I p.
Rural Policeman S. W. Lowe, as
sisted by J. T. Watts and John Camp*
hell, caught seventeen gamblers last
Saturday nlghi near cross mil. Five
squads of thoill were rim into the net.
including chucnchuck players, crap
shooters and skin gamers. They will
be given an early honring.
DRAW TO AN END
The City Schools Will Open
The School Itnilding has been Till ill
tiood Condition ami tlx* (.rounds
Cleaned up, so Unit Everything ?ill
bo Fresh ami Clean for a Men ami
Next Monday morning ushers in tlie
season of nine months when twice a
day all of the sidewalk has to lie giv
en up to the school children. The big
hell on the school grounds will take
up its work again of calling the chil
dren to work and the teachers will re
turn to their duties of teaching the
younger ones how to read and write
The school will open to tin* pupils
at !? o'clock Monday omrilillg. From
nine until ten the children will be as
signed to their rooms and given their
studies for the next day. In fact the
first hour will he spent in organiza
tion. As more or less confusion is
likely to arise Supt. Jones has re
quested thai the parents of the chll
Iron and friends of the school do not
interrupt the teachers at this time.
A School Rail) Monday.
At ten o'clock Mr. Jones intends
having what might be termed an edu
cational rally. To this the patrons
and friends of the school are invited
and expected to attend. Several ad
dresses will be made, among them be
ing an address by Pres. J. Henry
Harms, of Newberry College. This Is
expected to be a very happy occasion,
when the patents of the children can
be at the school and get in touch with 1
I its organization so that they may judge
of the outlook for the coming year.
This rally will be held in the school
auditorium, which has been repainted
j and overhauled during the summer and
j which now lo*."V.s even much more at
1 tractive than when the session closed
! in May. Ten o'clock is wh.-n these
exercises will begin.
A Word lo Patrons.
I The superintendent will he in his
office Thursday and Friday of this week
I at it o'clock to give examinations to1
those pupils who failed to make their
grades last session and who have been
studying during the summer months
' for promotion.
At the same time and place, be will
meet all new pupils for classification
and give each a promotion card show
ing to what grado they will go on Mon
day. This does not apply to pupils ol
the first grade.
Parents desiring to consult the Sup
erintendent about their children will
please do so on Thursday and Friday
of this week and so avoid much of the
confusion on the lirsl day of school,
Very few changes have boon made
in the text hooks for the Lauren
graded school for the coming year.
Only where tho advancement of the
school demanded it, has any chill a
Printed lists of l< xi hooks COh I"
secured from tho drug stores and the
!proper books con ho bought before
Monday next, thus avoiding the rut h
I for books on Monday.
The following Is the facullj for the
15 L Jones, suporintt wicht: p.. F
IOzoII, principal; Misses Kinily Meng,
Florence Mrown, til la Poland llosslc
Darnell, Dorcas Online? \nnlo Davis,
Laura Cfomor, May belle Harro, Fan
nie Chrelghton and Lama Barksdalo.
.Misses Lila Hart. Irene Pay and Mary
Simpson will teach at the mill school.
furious Corn Stalk.
Mr. Tom Shaw brought to the city
several days ago and left at the Lau
rens Drug Company an emphasized
edition of the Wllllamston plan corn.
Tho stalk Is .about, five feet high and
rather slim and what might be tcrif-d
puny. About six or seven inches from
tho ground the ear of corn is found
and it Is so near the bottom of the
stalk that the end of it dragged the
ground. The ear of corn is fairly
large and well developed. Mr. Shaw
Stated that though ho did not have any
more with tho ears so near the ground
as that one, yet. he had SCVOral acre-.
With the ears almost as low down.
Considering tl circumstances, a fair*
ly large yield i mado,
APPEAL IS MADE
FOR THE FAIR
President Byrd Urges All
Oiilj a Little Over a Mouth Now Ite
innius Before (lie Fair will he Held.
Mr. Ilyrd Frees all the Farmers anil
Merchants to Make Preparations t<?
The Advertiser Is in receipt of a let
ter from Mr. W. D. liyrd, President of
the Lnurens County Fair. The letter
of Mr. Byrd's comes \My opportune
ly as the date of the lair is rapidly
approaching. Only a little over a
month now remains in which to got
the cows sleeked, (he horses well
groomed and the hows, sheep, goats,
Chickens and other things well pre
pared to enter (he ring. Mr. Byrd
writes as follows:
We hope lo make the lair primarily
an educational one, a teal educational
fair which has for its purpose tho
betterment of the farming and stock
raising people. The social feature wo
ought all to look forward to that wo
might spend a day together and learn
to know more Of our people and coun -
We v ant everybody to attend tho
nfll*. Go there to loni'll and to help
others to learn and to have a good
time. There will be no gambling ma
chines, Indecent shows and other
things which you would not wish tho
children to learn about. We are en
deavoring to have a fair that the la
dles, the children and the gentlemen
of the old school can attend.
We want everybody (o tool that It is}
their lair and lo lake something to it
for exhibition. You may not get a
blue ribbon, yon may not get a rib
bon at all, but If you have an animal
or a farm product of more than usual
merit, lake it and lot others see what,
you are doing. Whatever you havo
done well you have a right to he proud
of and it will do you good to add it to
Now. every man. woman ami child,
gel ready to attend the lair, not only
attend but gel something ready for an
exhibit and then we will have a fair
that We will all be proud of,
\V. I). Byrd,
Pre! id. tit.
UK If. KSTATi: l)H U.S.
Several Pieces of Valuable Properly
( hange Hands,
Mrs. M. .1. Abrains' place near Park
Station, known as the Mole:, land .ha-;
In on sold to Mr. .1. II. Dav i' Of Clip
loll, the si IliliL' price being $10/100.
There arc about 200 acres In to*' tract.
Tho sale was made through Anderson
Aiidei son & Rink' I" y Inn o ?1 o re
eelitly sold a00 acres, hWoiii;ii>l I i
Mr. Karl Wil oh, locuti d a boa I
mib s south of f.ilurons, to Mr. William
f'.in.i I. of ('Union. This place, brougii i
< h ii Sen ice examination.
Laim :. County Civil Service Board,
has received notice from lluj Pbstofltco
ant!.oi hit - thai a civil Si r\ |cp oxanii ?
nation will bo held in Lauren;* tier)
Saturday, of which ho Will havo
charge. Tito examinaticn !.-; for a pi
?ral carrier from Clinton and will be
hold In the Armory. Hec, Norwood
has been notified to prepare tot" tWC?
i ty one candidates.
\\ in- a Prize.
in a recent contest l<ld by a prom
inent agricultural paper, Mrs. .1. a.
Wofford. of Madden, won a prize for u
! letter for special edition. Mrs. Wof
ford is the Madden correspondent Of
The Adv. rllsor, and Stands t itl as 6 m
of tho best contributors lo the woeklj?
papers of (ho Slate.
Mitrrlngo License. >
?Tudgo of Proba'.- Thompson yostoi
day issued a marriage I tech so to
Robert it. Stewart, of Simpsor
and Miss Saill? M. Cook, of