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SCHOOL NEWS OF
Four Townships have Voted
FOR GOOD YEAR
The Shools are Now Opening all 0\er
the County with Brighter Prospects
Than Any Year In Their Past His
tory?Laurcns Schools arc General,
ly In Good Shape.
Many of the schools over the coun
ty are already open and at work. The
schools are opening earlier and will
run longer than formally.
Youngs No. 3, Scufnetown No. ?>,
Jacks No. 2, and Waterloo No. It have
all voted special school tax during the
The Laurens County Floys' Corn
club will hold its second annual Corn
Show on October 19th, In connection
with the County Fair. Wo have 140
boys in the club this year. Many of
these boys will report surprisingly
large corn yields in spite of the un
favorable Weather conditions. The
members of the club are requested to
apply to the County Superintendent
of Education for blanks on which to
make their returns.
Quite a number if boys stood the
scholarship examinations during the
summer. Robert Thornton of the
Mountville High School. .1. 1). Sullivan
and Eugene Rarnett of the Laurens
High School won scholarships to Clem
son. Joe Bolt of the Laurens High
school won the scholarship to South
Carolina College. Willie Wolff of the
Shlloh High School was the success
ful competitor for the scholarship at
tho College of Charleston. Watts
p Hudgens of the Mountville High
School won tho Citadel scholarship.
Elwell Watklns, of the Poplar Springs
School, on account of the high mark
he made on the examination, and
through the efforts of the county sup
erintendent of education, has been
awarded a scholarship in the College
of Charleston. Eston Hemorce of Ora
has been awarded one of the work
boy scholarships at Clemson. These
W2,c all bright young students and we
flVpect to hear great things from them
JpX the future.
A great deal nf improvement has
been done on school buildings and
grounds during the summer. New
houses have been erected In the fol
lowing school distric ts: Hurricane No.
15, Hunter No. 2, Cross Hill No. 2,
Waterloo No. 1, and Youngs No.
Tho school at Princeton has been
made a State aided high school. The
school at this place has made wonder
ful progress within the last few years,
Three teachers have been employed
for the coming session. .Mr. (!. E.
Well>orn as principal, with Mrs. Min
nie Britt and Miss Emma Lou Hum
bert assistants. The school house is
being remodeled and enlarged.
The people of Lanford also made
application for a State aided high
school. We hope to hear a favorable
report from the application within a
Tho regular fall teacher's examina
tion for certificates will he hold on
Friday, Oct 6th, begriming strictly
at 0 o'clock a. in.
Mr. .1. Piei'CO Coals of Cross Hill
spent a few days last week in the
Trinity Ridge community, visiting the
patrons of the school and doing some
work prelemlnary to the opening of
tho school. Mr. Coats has been .lie!
i cil principal of this school. Miss An
nie Putnam of Owings and .Miss Payne
of Laurens are tho assistants. The
school will open on the 18th. The
grounds have been mowed, the yards
and flowers worked and trimmed, and
tho house baa been thoroughly clean
ed, ready for the reception of teachers
a^Viss Wynona Rlloyk who hits so suc
^Psfully taught Hie Bailey school for
several years, has arrived and opened
school Monday. . During the vacation
Umonths tho trustees have repainted
tho school house both inside and out.
and made other nee- ary Improve
Tho many friends of Mr. John Can
non will be glad to bear of his con
flicted improvement. Mr. Cnnnoii
boon very sick, though not dan
gerously, at the County Hospital for
tho past few- days.
NEWS OE THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Death of Mr. Robert Jacks
ON BAPTIST MISSIONS
The Ladles Missionary Union of the
Laurens County Hupt ist Association
Holds Session in Clinton -Other
.Matters of General Interest to the
Clinton, Sept. 12.-The death of Mr.
Robert Jacks Adair last Friday even
ing was not a shock to his friends,
for he had been sick four weeks and
during the latter part of the time des
perately. His illness began with
mumps and went into typhoid fever.
The funeral was held in the Metho
dist church Saturday afternoon, the
Rev. J. 10. Mahaffey conducting it, and
the interment was In the Presbyterian
The deceased was born in 18C7, a
son of Mr. R. P. Adair. He is sur
vived by a widow, who was Miss Min
nie Copeland. They were married in
1SS7 and had nine children, all living
at home, unmarried. They are as fol
lows: Rhett. J, Irene, Mamie, Lena,
Raipli, Posey, Robbie.
Mr.' Adair was widely and promi
nently connected and a large con
course of friends and relatives follow
ed bis remains to tho grave.
Graded School Opening Postponed.
Owing to tho fact that the supply of
school books has not arrived the op
ening of school was postponed until
next Monday morning.
Ladies Missionary Union Meets.
The representatives of the Ladles'
Missionary Societies of the Uaptlst
churches of Laurens county met hero
last Wednesday and Thursday and held
very interesting sessions morning, af
ternoon and evening. Mrs. C. B. Bobo
of Laurens is the efllolent and popular
president of the union.
The Rev. George Cornolsou of New
Orleans, preached in fiie First Pres
byterian church Sunday morning and
evening services. ,r
Mrs. P. McD. Kennedy left* Tues
day, accompanying her sister, Mrs. M.
.1. Oliver of Marietta. N. C. She will
visit there and in Marlon county for a
week or two.
Misses Frezil Hauser of Wedgefleld
and Augusta Gilchrist of Shandon vis
ited at the home of Mrs. Kennedy for
several days, leaving Tuesday.
Mr. .1. 11. Davis' family are at home
.Miss Helen Bailey returned home
last Saturday after a delightful sum
mer with relatives ?11 Oklahoma and*
Mrs. .1 .A. Bailey and little Alden
returned Saturday from Chick Springs.
Miss Laura Aull returned Saturday
from a round of visits in Jacksonville,
Pin., Montrent, N. C, and Antun and
Miss Virginia Neville left last week
for Helton to teach in the graded
Miss Mattie May Neville leaves Fri
day tor Chester where she will teach
Mr. George Wright's family has
j rented the house belonging to the col
lege, occupied now by Mr. Uhett Cope
Mr. Will Page of Lynohbtirg, Va.,
was carried homo from a visit hero,
last Friday, desperately ill.
Mrs. Julia B, Aldrich has arranged
to make her home in the Clinton mill
village in order to better conduct her
work there. Besides resuming her
Chool for children she will carry on
a library and reading-room furnished
by tho management.
A list of new books has been or
dered for the public library.
Mr. and Mrs. Wyntt Aiken and chil
dren of Abbeville havo been visiting
Mrs. Neville's family.
Misses Chloe Johnson, Edith Austin,
Mary Bean, and Virginia Owens leave
next Tuesday for Winthrop.
Voting Choir Girls.
An innovation was mado at tho
Methodist church Sunday evening
when the young girls of tho church
wore called to the choir and made to
do ditty there. In tin* absence of tho
older members of tho choir, several
of Whom were absent from tho city,
the young girls made quite a success
MR. W. T. CREWS
STAATS JNEW PAPER
"The State-Appeal" will bo Ii??1 Name
of the New Weekly Paper to start
Mr. W. T. Crows, until recently con
nected with the Laurensville Hernhl.
will leave Laurens within a few days
for Greenwood,where he will begin the
publication of a new weekly paper. The
paper will he known as the "State
Appeal" and It is understood will he
favorable to the administration of the
Mr. Crews has already heen to Green
Wood several times on husiness con
nected with the paper and he will
go over to take charge within a few
weeks. His son, Mr. Stanley Crews,
will also go over to assist him in the
KINGS DAUGHTERS' WARD.
How Patients may Gain Entrance at
this Ward in the County Hospital.
The local chapter of the Kings
Daughters have fitted up i ward at
the hospital which will he open free
to al 1 patients who are unable to pay
the customary fees. A patient who
Is taken In this ward obtains all the
benefits of nursing and attention that
those patients receive who enter as
A committee lias been appointed by
the Daughters which will decide who
is eligible to get the henefits of this
room. Tbc committee is composed of
Mesdames J. H. Teague, chairman, H.
K .Alken, Eugene Hudgens, Fleming
Smith, Brooks Swygert and Ed. Mar
tin. If there is any person in the city
or county of Laurens who is desirous
of going to the hospital and entering
this ward .they should notify any one
of this committee and the matter will
he immediately taken up and settled.
The ladies wish it distinctly under
stood that the room is set apart for
patients from all over the county and
any who are unable to pay the cus
tomary fees will he welcomed to take
advantage of it.
CITY COUNCIL MEETS.
Committee Appointed to have an Audit
of the Hooks .Made.
The 'City Council held a meeting
Thursday night. A statement heing re
ceived from City Clerk Peterson that
he was unnhle to make a report, as
had heen asked hy the council, a com
mittee was appointed to have the hooks
audited and a report made.
Council also gave notice that an
election for Clerk and treasurer would
be held Tuesday, (last night) but up
to the time of our going to press no
election had heen held.
The petition as to the voting of
bonds for a trolley line was also to
come up again last night, it heing re
membered that action on the petition
was postponed some time ago. It i.
understood that a majority of the
councllmen now favor ordering the
Children Will lie Kxpcctcd at (his
School Next Momlnj Prof. J. I*.
Coals, of Cross Hill. (? be in Charge.
Trinity-Ridge school Will begin the
session 1911-12 Monday, September IV
The following teachers will have
charge of the school. J. Ploi'CO Coats,
principal, and Misse? Annie Putmnn
and Ruth Payne, assistants.
The parents ami friends of the
school are urged to be present at the
opening exercises which begin at 8.30
The prospects are bright for a most
successful years work.
Patrons of the postofflco receiving
their malls by carrier must provide
some kind of receptlcles for mall mat
ter. In order to give everyone ample
time in which to secure boxes mail is
at present being delivered to a number
of residences where reCOptlclOS have
not heen provided. However as soon
as the boxes that have heen ordered
arrive and everyone has had time to
provide some kind of a box delivery
service will he withdrawn from those
residences which provide no place to
deposit mail matter.
There am now on sale in the city,
boxes ranging in price from twonty
flve cents to our dollar and fifty cents
ilius putting the price in reach of ev
eryone and it is earnestly hoped that
no om? will fail to comply with this
OF SESSIONS COURT
Only Case of Interest so far Is that of
Boyce E. Haches for Assault and
Mattery with Intent to Kill.
The September term of the Court
of General Sessions is being held this
week. Courtcrler Barksdale called the
court at ten o'clock Monday morning
and soon after Judge Gage, Solicitor
Cooper, Clerk Bolt, Stenographer
John K. Aull, of Newberry, and the
other officers of the Court were found
In their accustomed places.
There is little of interest connected
with the court this time The case of
Boyce E. Hughes charged with assault
and battery with intent to kill Lau
rens Hughes is one that will attract
most attention. The testimony was
taken yesterday and the arguments
concluded last night. The jury was
still in the room when this paper went
to press. There are two negro mur
der cases on the docket.
The following are the six "left ov
ers" on the Grand Jury: D. E. Todd,
J .11. Cunningham, J. L. Held. J C.
Heeks, T. L. Henderson and Hilary
Presentment of (?rand Jury.
To His Honor Judge Gage presiding:
The Grand Jury begs leave to pro- j
sent the following: For tills term of
court we thank His Honor, Judge
Gage, and other officers of the court
for kindnesses and courtesies shown
at this term of court. We have care
fully examined and passed on all bills
handed us by the Solicitor. We, tho
grand jurors, recommend i!\it steps
be taken to improve the road cross
ing, near Poplar Springs church (col
ored) crossing the C. & W. C. R. R.,
the south side of Ora. Tho above cross
ing has been reported to the Grand
We also recommend that all rail
road crossings In the county be im
proved by placing plank on each side
of tho rail. We recommend that steps
be taken to regulate the reckless run
ning of automobiles and motorcycles.
The report of the Superintendent of
education was received as Information
and we approved of the way in which
he kept district reports.
J. W. Holt. Foreman
THE CLINTON BAZAAR.
Will Ho Hold In November Six Prizes
For Clin santheinuins.
The ladies of Laurens County are
most cordially invited to attend the
bazaar to be hold in November under
the auspices of the Ladles Aid Socie
ty of the Presbyterian church of Clin
ton, and to display their chrysan
themums, taking part in the contest
for six diyerent prlxos to be awarded
1. For the best collection of fine
2, Tor tho most fine flowers grown
on one hush.
For the best out-of-town collec
i. For the best single yellow Chrys
"?. For the best white chrysanthemum
ti. For (lie liest pink chrysanthemum
There prizes are offered by the fol
lowing Clinton merchants: Messrs; J.
w. Copelaud Co., Copoland-Stono Co.,
; m. s. Bailey & Sons Clinton Pharma
cy, Young's Pharmacy, and L. II,
The ladies hope to have the largest
land host collection of Chrysanthe
i munis over displayed in Clinton, and
ail Chrysanthemum lovers are urged
10 lake part in this contest. Now is
the tiino to put in the best work on
I your plants, disbudding, fertilizing,
etc. The actual date of the bazaar
: w ill ho announced in these columns
To Relnj Cornerstone.
The corner-stone of the court house
will he relald next Thursday, tho 21st
at II o'clock in the morning. Appro
priate ceremonies will bo observed and
all of the people of tho county are
invited to be present. If it can
be arranged, the stono will be ro-lald
with Masonic ceremonies.
Jones fo Hun.
(From Tho Daily Piedmont.i
"To the Lancaster News: You
are authorized to state that, if
providence permits I will cer
tainly bo a candidate in the
primary next August for nomi
nation as governor."
IRA B. JONES.
BY DR. HARMS
At the Opening Exercises
of the City Schools.
TO DETEST IDLENESS
The City Schools Opened Monday
Morning under very Auspicious
Circumstances, n Large Number of
Children being Presen) and the
Teachers In Fine Spirits.
Reading of a Bible lesson, by
C. F. Rankln,
Prayer, by R< v. \V. 10. Harre.
Song by t! c school, "Blessed
Welcome and Introduction of
('.,? Speaker by Supt. B. I.. Jones
Address by Dr. .1. II. Harms.
Address on part of the Minis
t3i-3, by R v. p. p. McGoo,
? few words from the trus
tees, by H. Roper,
With a full quota of children pres
ent and a large number of parents in
attendance, the Pity Graded Schools
opened .Monday morning, the feature
of the opening day being the address
of Dr. .1. II. Harms at the School Ral
ly which began at Id o'clock. Suit
able exercises were held at the open
ing exercises of the other schools of
At nine o'clock the children gath
ered at their rooms and hooks were
assigned and studies outlined for the
next day's work. Other matters
which generally come up at this time
were settled and at ten o'clock the
children marched to the auditorium
where a large number of the patrons
of the school had already gathered.
Aftc the reading of a passage in the
Bible by Rev. ('. P. Rankln, Rev. W.
i. Harre made a fervent prayer. Then
in a few woids Mr. Jones welcomed
the patrons to the. school, saying,
among other things, that if was his
hope and belief that he and the teach
ers were entering upon the year's
work with renewed spirits and a de
sire to do even a better work than
was clone last year. Ho thanked the
parents and friends of the school for
the support that the school had been
given before and asked that this sup
port be continued. Then addressing
a few remarks to Dr. .1. n Harms
President of Nowberry Colloge, who
was to make the princ ipal address e?t
?the day. Mr. Join, introduce,! him to
! the audience.
The address of Dr. Harms was one
that could hardly be done justice to
except by listening to it. He is one
of the most polished orators that ever
sp<aks in Lnurens and throughout I.is
address Monday h?- was given th<'
very closest attention. lOvon the ami i
lost of the children present showed
that they were attentive to Ills word
by answering at odd tines questions
put to the school on dKTereiii plui:
of the subject in band. While hi
words word addressed principally (o
the children, the old*!' people p:'> s
ent listened with rap) attention anil
were .perhaps, Inspired to start out
anew to try and oecotlipish things
they had not succeeded in before, Dr.
Harms made a idea ??> (he children to
endeavor to round out ten- themselves
a year of work in which every faculty
which they possessed would he brought
Into activity. He urged upon them the
importance of having a well roil tided
purpose In life find not to de vote; all
of their energies along one Hno of
endeavor. He y.iU\ tint there were
things for the; hand- to do, things
for the head to do and things for the
be artand (hat only through (he de
velopment of all tln -;e faculties could
(hey hope- to round out a perfect year
of work, lie tool: occasion t<i say in
an early stage >>\ his nddre s that the
children of Laurens wore very for
tunate in (heir educational facilities
in thai they had a sc !:oo| hlllldlhfl
which Would serve I fi model for any
city in the stale niitl a superintendent
who had few csunla niiywhorc, Dr.
Harms urged the children to take
advantage of their opportunities for
the future \\ Ifuro e.< r, o l t?te and of
the SdUth d< : i]lnh j upon the cduca
t lonal tl< \ pit 1
dron. Hi., rj liftil story of
Indication That he Will Run
TO TAKE EFFECT
EARLY IN JANUARY
On Account of (in* Connection of Iiis
Name with tho Unco for Governor,
which has becu made for tin- i'asl
Wicks, it Is liollcvod that He will
Ira B. Jones of Lancaster, chief
justice of tho state supremo court,
Monday telegraphed to U, it. Brooks,
dork of tho supremo court, the an
nouncement of Iiis resignation, to tako
effect January 1912. in many quar
ters this Is taken as a very strong in
dication that Mr. Jones will unuounco
his candidacy for the governorship
In opposition to Cole L Please, tho
Incumbent, who lias staled that he in
tends to seek reelection.
Justice Jones' announcement a:t
sent to Gen. Brooks follows:
?'Lancaster. Sept. I I. I'M |.
? Brooks, cierK. Columbia.
"Resignation to lake effect January
'". Mailed governor today.
(Signed) " Ira B. Jones."
It has been rumored for some timo
that Justice Jones lllighl take the field
for tho governorship.
Mr. Jones has been a member of
the supreme court since 1890. flo
was elected chief justice upon the res
ignation of V. J. I'ope in 1909. SIllCO
I that time lie has served witli no lit -
tle distinction as head of South Caro
lina's tribunal of last resort.
Justice Jones, who was horn in
Newberry, December -it. 181*I. Is a
graduate of Erskino college Ho at
tended Newberry college for t wo
years, but went to ICrsklnc to com
plete, bis education. Alter leaving col
lege-, be taught in Newberry and
Bdgefield counties, at the same timo
studying law. in 1S72 he was ad
mitted to the bar and opened an of
fice In Newberry. lie also became as
sistant editor of the Newberry Her
aijd. In 187f> Mr. Jones moved to Lan
From (hen on be began to interest
himself actively in politic-, flo was
elected to the legislature from Lll.ll
COSler county and in 1890 was an
ointed chairman of th?: ways ami
" committee of the house. Sub
:sequent ly he was chosen speaker.
Serving in that capacity until 1800.
In ism; he wa made chairman of tho
Democratic executive committee of
l.aticasli r county and also of tho
executive committee .-or the Fifth
congresssional district, lie was \|r<>
president of Ihn constitutional run
I vention of 1 89f?.
' Ho was clot led to tho supremo
court by tl.e legislature in ISOG and
became chief justice I" year, later.
In 1 >7.*. he man |od Mit i Roia ecu
H. Wyso of Kdg'-llolii county, The
educated negro boy and an lllit.or
Rev. I.. I". M Goo. on behalf of Hjo
words to the Children and at tin- s;imn
1 dress. Mr. C. II. ROpCl' Spdkn fl I'OSV
words Oh half of the trust cos, say
inir among other things thai i'
I their hope to steadily make Improve
ments on tho school.
The rally came Id a close alter Mr.
Jones had addressed ft few word; par
ticularly to the childI'Ol) and more par
ticularly to tho parents, He direct
ed the attention of the parents to tho
fact that they were exposing their
children to disease and death by fore
(hg the children to buy old hooks used
by other children who possiMy had
left, germs of diseases in (hem. IIa
showed n few books that he had pick
ed up at tit-- book depository, flo
said that Ik- was even afraid lb pill,
Ills own hand on them for fear of
contagion, lie urged the parents not
to he i o plCUtsh with their ohildte
ntut to ai-.e them nice, fresh, n<
hooks to start out ih" year will).
After tin chlldri n v.. ,o inarch
to their room':, they were ear
uid ill unl d, \\ gular oxorol