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FRON THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple nil over the County and to Those
Who Ilnvo Left the Family Hearth*
stone and gone to Other States.
(Voss Hill, Doe. 18.?Mr. P.. R.
Austin and family have moved to their
new home recently purchased from
Mr. .!. I). Reeks.
Mr. N. I. Williams and Miss Lbzio
Carter wont over to Greenwood last
Wednesday and returned Tliursday.
Since cotton dropped below fl< trade
is <in 11 here.
Post Master R. G. Crisp has been
quito si<d< for several days.
Mr. Mnyno P.ryson of Rock Mort,
Qa., lias been with ivlntlves !:<:?<? for
a visit. Mrs. Itryson, Iiis mother went
home with him Saturday.
Dr, and Mis. .1. F, McGownn of Bu
larlce. On., is visiting Mr. W. T, Mad
don and other relatives here. Besides
attending to Iiis practice of medicine,
the doctor owns and runs a big farm.
His many friends are glad to see him.
It is beginning to look like Christ
inas was very near. The decorations
at Rnsor, Anderson and Denny's are
tine and the other stores are in line.
Saturday was a big day in town. A
big clearance sale is going on at Itas
or. Anderson and Denny with three
times their usual number of clerks.
Simmons big furniture sale is on, Luth
er Martin and Jno. W. Ilanna are sell
ing at cost and all the merchants are
selling low down to get. rid of the big
utocK of goods bought last summer
expecting 12c cotton.
"Observer" in last weeks Advertiser
seems to think no one who is holding
cotton can have a "clean sheet" with
the hank and the merchants. Who is
Misses Barr and Alken, teachers of
Pine Grove and Wade schools respect
ively were Cl'OSS Hill visitors Satur
The Lexington County School Trus
tees Association is in favor of devill
ing the fertilizer tax between Clem
8on and the rural schools. I bei love
something of the kind ought to be
done. I would not want Clcmson crip
pled at all, but don't believe in giving
Item "money to burn."
Miss Lizzie Bryson is at home from
the Greenville Female College for B
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brooks have
uinvod to town. Thoy occupy part of
Mr. J. It. Wllcot's residence.
George, Lucille and Mary, children
of Ttev. O. M. Hollings worth left last
Friday for Llthonia. Ga., to visit their
grandmother. Mr. iioiiingsworth
preached his farewell sermon here
Sunday. He and Mrs. Hollingsworth
will go on to Llthonia and stop with
hornefolks a few days before going on
to his work in Oklahoma.
Waterloo, Dec. 18.?Mr. and Mrs.
Wade H. Culbertson havo issued Invi
tations to the marriage of their
daughter, Maude Gene, to Mr. George
Oelhoun Anderson of Spartanburg.
This happy event will occur at the
bride's home December 2f,th at 7:30
o'clock in the evening.
Miss Ida Mao Whnrton, who has
been 111 several weeks, wan carried
to the Knowlton Infirmary In Colum
bia last week for treatment
Mr. H. C. Sims is buPdlng a neat
cottage on one of his lots on Whnr
ton Ave., just back of the school build
Mr. Merrell J. Pearce expects soon
to build a houso on his farm above
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Walker leave this
vreek for Appleton to spend tho holi
days with relatives.
?Rev. .T. T. Miller has gone to Wash
ington. I). C, on a brief visit.
?don, Dee. IS. Rev. H. L. BaggOi
?poni Sunday tilghl with Mr \. R
Brooks and family.
Mr. Carl Reeves bus relumed home
%o spend the holidays with ids moth
er and relatives.
Mr. I. V. Hipp is remodeling his
Mrs. L. It. Brooks is still with her
Insurance Commissioner Asks Fire
Chief to Warn People Against Care
lessness During Christmas Holidays.
Insurance Commissioner' F. H. Mc
Master has addressed a circular let
ter to all the cities and towns of the
state urging them to take care during
the Christmas season that all precau
tions against fire he used. He urges
that the merchants and house keepers
do no! 1?* * up In their vigilance along
these lines bill that extra precaution
he taken that waste is not allowed to
accumulate Fire Chief Crews receiv
ed the letter in this city and it is as
Columbia, S. C,
Decentbor 14, 1911.
c: ier of Fire Department,
I .aureus, S. c.
if you will refer to the papers of last
! December, you will be struck by the
: great number of fires, which occurred
j from about. December 15th to Decem
ber '.1st. This is the usual occurnnce
for this season of the year.
Therefore, this is to ask you most
earnestly to have made an inspection
of all promises in your town, so that
waste uccummulmions, which might
be sei lire by earele:?;, handling of lire,
I most respect' ally urge that due
precautions be taken to eliminate the
use of fire works daring the Christmas
After the strain of business Inci
dent to Christin-.s trado, there seems
to be a letting down among the peo
ple, and a greater number of fires oc
cur from neglect than usual.
Your co-operation is respectfully
asked to the end that lire waste may
be reduced, and that lire insurance
may be ultimately made less.
F. II. McMastor.
PHILADCI.PHIA Ol'F.KA COMPANY.
Attraction at the School House Fri
day K\oning liest I'liiiiu of the
Supt. b. Ij. Jones has requested that
the people of the city be inoi'rnied of
tlie tact that The Philadelphia Opera
and Concert Company, which is to be
here Friday evening nl the School Au
ditorium, is tlie best, attraction of the
Wholo course. The company has been
in this section for several weeks and
everywhere that they have gone they
have received an ovation. The New
berry people are said to have been
charmed witli tlio program and the
way it was rendered and other towns
have boon equally well pleased. Clin
ton was more than pleased with the
Mr. Jones has been very insistent
on Tlie Advertiser making a big
spludgo about this attraction this
time. He is so sure that it is going to
be tlie best yet that he does not want
anybody to miss it. It would lie well
then for everybody who cares for mus
ic at all to go to tlie sc hool house Fri
day evening to hear these artists.
The program is in two parts. Tlie
first is composed of selections from
a number of composers. The second
part of the program is a rendition of
a part of Tlie Mikado. This opera
will be sung in costumes, which by the
way arc said to he extremely beautl
ful, and doubtless will be greatly en
The single ticket admission will bo
7f> cents. The concert will begin at
8 o'clock sharp.
Medical .Meeting Postponed.
i Monday Is the appointed day
for tho regular monthly meeting of
the County Medical Society. On nc
count of the fact that it will bo Christ
mas day, tlie meeting has been post
poned until Friday following. A num
ber of Interesting questions are ex
pected io como up for discussion. In
addition to this the ofilcors for the
coming pear are to bo elected.
Episcopal Church Services.
Next Wednesday morning tlie 27th.,
there will bo services in tlie ICpiscopal
church. The Rev. A. B. Cornish will
be here and will preach, the services
beginning at 10 o'clock.
daughter In Columbia.
Mr.* It. W. Nash who has been vis
iting in Friendship and Bdeil common
ity returned to his home in Greonvilh
Mrs. J. W. Benson Is suoerlng verj
much With rheumatism at this writing
A merry and hti'.ipy Christmas l<
\ IS THERE A SANTA CLAUS?
New York Sim.
We take pleasure In answering at once and thus prominently the com
munication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that
its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:
"Dear Editor?1 am eight years old. Some of my little friends
say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says 'If you see it in The Sun It's
so.' Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
"115 West Ninety-fifth street."
Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by
the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see.
They <1?>>>t< that nothing can be which is not comprehensiblo by their minds.
All mind-. Virginia, whether they he man's or children's, are little. In this
great universe of ours tuen is a mere insect, an ant in his intellect, as com
pared wiili the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence
capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
/ Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, lie exists as certainly as love and
generosity and devotion exist, and yon know that they abound and give to
your lifo it; highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would he the
world if there were no Santa Claus? It would lie as dreary as if there were
no Virginias. Tl ere would he no child-like faith then, no poetry, no ro
; mauco to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment,
except in souse and sight. The eternal light with which childhood tills the
world would he extinguished.
Not believe In Scuta Clans! You might as well not believe in fairies!
You might g. t your papa t<> hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Chrlst
mas eve to catch Snnttl Clans, but even it they did not see Hanta Claus
'coming devil', v.'.-. ? bu!d that prove? Nobody sees Santa (Mans, tint li
nn sign that there i- no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are
those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies danc
ing on tin1 lawn? Ol course not. but that's no proof that they are not
there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and
unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise in
side, I.ul there is a veil covorlng the unseen world, which not the strongest
man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived,
could tear apart, (oily faith, fancy poetry, love, romance can push aside that
curtain and view and picture the supeni.il beauty and glory beyond. Is it all
real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank Cod. Me lives and He lives forever. A tiioii
Band years from now. Virginia nay, ten times ten thousand years Cvom now
lie will continue to make glad the hearts of childhood.
YOUNG MAN COMMITS SUICIDE.
.lohn II. Price Shoots Himself at the
Home of His Father a Feu Miles
John II. Trice, the son of Mr. Henry
'I'. Price Who lives about four miles
north of the city, committed suicide
Friday morning by putting a load of
bird shot through bis head. The
young man had been despondcr.l for
some time and Thursday evenini, lock
ed himself up in bis room failing to
come to Bupper or to breakfast the
next morning. About eight o'clock
Friday morning the members of the
family were startled by tjho sound of
a gun shot in the young man s room.
They rushed in to tint! thill he had |
placed the barrel of tjhe gun against
his head and caused It*to explode.
The coroner empanelled n jury and
found n verdict in accordance With the
The young man was carried to Iiis
former home aear Madden Station
Saturday w'ie.e the funeral services
Dil. PINSON CONTINUES SICK.
Popular Physician of Cross Hill Not
Improving as Fast ns His Friends
The many friends in the county and
elsewhere of Dr. B. W. Piusen, of
Cross Hill, regret to hear of hi* con
tinued illness at Iiis home. The doc
tor was stricken with something like
paralysis some time ago and does not
show a material improvement. A
number of physicians have been to see
him, among them being Drs. Knowl
ton of !olumbia, Nouffor of Abbeville,
Pryor Of Chester, Noel, Turner. Har
per and Bpting of Greenwood, Teague,
Fergusop and Hughes of Lau rone,
Fennell of Waterloo, Austin of Ciih
ton besides all of his fellow doctors
of Cross Hill and possibly others.
Dr. Plnson, besides attending to a
large practice, runs a drug store at
Cross Hi1!. Is a surgeon of the Sea
board railroad and always takes an
active part In his medical society. His
continued illness is a source of much
anxiety to bis many friends In and
out of his profession.
Magistrate W. T. Crews.
Mr. W. T. Crews, up until a few
months ago editor of the Laurensvllle
Herald and now editor of Tim Nows
Scimotor, of Greenwood, has been ap
pointed by OOVI lllonsc to fill out the
uncxplred term of the late Capt. John
M. Iludgons as* judicial magistrate. It
i- understood Ihn! there wer" several
other applicants for the place. Mr.
Crews stntcsythni the acceptance oi
this office wnl not Interfere with his
duties ai Greenwood.
UNIQUE ADVU-KTISINU ANALYSIS,
Rcprcscntailve of Jacob & Company
CnnvasHcd (lie City Last Week Ann*
I) slug Advertising Results.
Marly in (lie spring o this year l.au
rons and her rural routes wen- can
vassed by a representative of Jacobs
& Co., of Clinton. S. C. for the pur
pose of finding out what the Southern
people read, taking the trade area of
Lnurens as representative of the
South. A printed copy of the results
of their Investigations reveals many
interesting facts in connection with
the reading hnbits <>t' our citizens. Our
readers will remember that early in
.March Mr. A. O'Danlol called upon
them and Inquired as to what, papers
each subscribed to and made a record
on the spot.
On last Monday inoi ntng and during
all this week Mr. O'Danlol has been
reviewing the work, but from quite a
different standpoint. He is now mak
ing a careful check to ascertain the re
sults of n large advertising campaign
which has been running through the
I Church papers during the last year.
The render is asked whether he has
noticed to advertisements In the de
nominational paper taken by him and
what impression the advertising has
made upon his mind. Remarkable re
sults appear to have been attained in
that actual sales and many Interested
readers testify to the attractive and
convincing arguments set forth by the
advertisers of the goods in question.
By this campaign Jacob & Com
pany have beon enabled to find out
the most popular papers and periodi
cals and what percentage of the [ico
pie are really considered a part of the
reading public. And then again, by
this campaign, they have endeavored
and apparently successfully, to derive
at the real benefit from an advertis
ing campaign put on some time ago.
According to the answers received,
nearly every person who subscribes
to one or more of the periodicals in
which these advertisement ran, an
swered that they had been affected In
Bomo way hy the advertisements. They
bad either read them, noticed the plc
ttires, written for circulars or In
some cases had bought. The results ob
tained were very gratifying to Mr.
\t Poplnr Springs.
There will he an entertainment at
Poplar Springs school house Friday
night. Dccombcr the twenty second,
beginning ai 7:JtO o'clock, a small
ndmlfl ion fee w ill be charged.
A t I alurston ( durch?
Rev. i: i'. Mite heil will preach ai
L?ngste ii the Rth Sunday
?it f I o'? The l.UM ibera end com
munity S invlled to' bp pre;.cut.
CAPT. J. IM. HUDGENS
GOES TO HIS REWARD
After a Lingering illness of Severn!
Months lie Died at a Columbia Hos
pital Sunday at about Noon.
Capt. John M. Hudgens, one of the
county's well known citizens and a
judicial magistrate at this place, died
at one of the Columbia hospitals Sun
day. Capt. Hudgens bad been in ill
health for some months, but only re
cently had his case become serious
enough to cause his friends and fam
ily much anxiety. Though Capt. Hud
gens had been ill for some time Iiis
death was immediately due to an at
tilt k of pneumonia.
The burial services were held yes
terday afternoon at Chestnut UldgC
church, of which Capt. Hudgens was
a member before bo moved to l. areas.
The services were conducted by Rev.
W. R Thnyor, assisted by Rev. i:. C.
Watson. A large number of BorrowhiR
friends and relatives followed the body
to Its last resting place.
The pall bearers were Mr. ('. I'..
Uoho, Dr. L. s. Puller, Dr. A. .1. Chris
topher, Mr. John Franks, Mr. R. A.
Cooper, Mr. c. II. Roper, Mr. 11. I).
Mnhnffcy ami Mr. .1. s. Bennett.
Capt. Hudgens was 7:! years of age
and is survived by his wife, one broth
er, two sisters, tit roe sous and four
daughters. Mr. R. II. Hudgens is Iiis
only brother; Mrs. Dr. J. S. Wolff and
Mrs. John Moore are his surviving
sisters: his sons are Messrs. W. 1'.
Hudgens, Ambrose and John; his
daughters are Mis. Fugene Teague, of
Arkansas. Mrs. Alice Teague, Mrs. It,
Civ Smith, Mrs. Ross PojUfeC, and
I Mrs. Rroadus I HI'..
('apt. Hudgens, at the outbreak of
hostilities in 1861 was among the first
10 enlist, lie served gallantly through
the war as a member of Company A
of the Third s. c. Regiment, common
ly called the State Guards. After the
war lie returned to his home to assist
in upbuilding Iiis state and In improv
Ing Iiis surroundings. In 1900 li>' mov
ed to Laurens and continuously since
then he filled tin office he occupied
at tlie time of his death. He was a
consistent member of his church and
for many years was deacon of the
church of this city. Capt. Hudgens
was a man of sterling worth and Iiis
deatli is a distinct loss to the count v.
GARLINGTON AND lOUNG
GRANTED A HEARING
liefere Governor lllense todfn when it
is Possible (hat They niiglll Tell
Something Heretofore Kept Secret.
Tin: News and Courier carried the
following story in its columns yes
Columbia, December 18. John V.
Qnrlington and .lames Stoho Voting,
now serving semences of three years
and one year respectively, in 'lie pen
itentiary for breach of tin t in COM
nection witli tin- defunct Semlnolo Se
curities Company, will have 11 personal
hearing before Qovernoi Hleasc on
Wednesday, December 20, ..: II o'clock
The hearing was granted l?j the Gov
ernor on the request of Mr. Christie
Reuet, attorney for the two prison
ers, who stated in a letter to tie gov
ernor that his clients were extreme-1
ly anxious for a perron : audience.
It is an unutftial thing to gran) pris
oners a personal audience with the
Governor, for petitions tor clemenmy
are usually made by written communi
cations and through petition l?J
friends. However, the Governor says,
"1 have never been averse to hearing
the personal appeals t > me for clem
ency in the exerolse of lay duties as
Governor, or to shut oil anj nvenuo to
those confined in the penitentiary to
appeal to me for mere;, in the enforce
ment of the laws of the state or In the
exoclso of the power of my office."
The Governor will allow them to como
before him and bo heard III person,
and sets the 20th ol thh month as
the dato and 11 o'clock A. M as tin:
time for the hearing.
Doing Much Retter,
Misses I.idle and Mottle Hlnkeloy
and Mrs. Rebecca Bobo, of Clinton, vis
ited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Bramlctt last week whore they could
he with Miss Nannie Kranit who was
so painfully hurt n few weeks ugo.
Miss Franks, who ; suffering from n
broken hip caused from being knock
ed down by a boy on the streets, lias
endured a few we ?'? of Intense paill
but her many frie Is will bo glad lo
know that she hop' to he able lo ?II
up in a !iort tin Ml '
v.a 1 ds has been at I lull I 'id I
given I!:" onj.c fa! Iiful < 1 0.
Signs off the Holidays on
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
The Itev. ('. Ii. lloiiuin. Who has boon
Called lt> tiic i'reslijteriiiii Clllircll
Preaches a Pine Sermon Kcforc 11
(ongrcgiitlon Composed of Members
(if Ml tlctioitiitiulious.
Clinton, Deo. is. The Itov. C. E.
11od?In, pastor of the Westminster
Presbyterian church of Greensboro,
N. c. who luni been recently culled to
(he Klrsl Presbyterian church horo,
preached to the congregation on Sun
day at the morninii and evening sor
vices. As it happen- il the IL.ptist anil
Methodist church we ? closed and so
i a large congregation, representative of
1 t!u- town, heard hini. Words of praise
nr. to he heard on all sides, Mr. Ilod
giu preached to the Thorn well Memo
, rial congregation in tho afternoon.
While in town he was entertained I?'
Mr. and Mrs. .1. K. Jacobs. Mr. Ilodgln
:'i!l i-as the Clinton call under con
sid 'lltloil ii is hoped lie will decide
to accept |j
11 Chora wet I Orphamige schools *
il i . do >d for the Christmas holi
il resuiuu work the first.
Pin laded school holidays begin
Thursday. On SVodpesdaj evening tho
little people of tho primary depart
ment will give a little piny, "Itobolllon
in Toy land", at popular prices, tho
profits to hu used to buy mime much
; needed equipment in the. first grade
room. The youngsters will afford great
pleasure to their friends as tlolls, ted
dy bears, jumping jacks, and go forth.
Final examinations are going on at
the college and the students will drift
away for visits homo as they finish.
Tho last examination will be held Fri
day. Exorcises will ho resumed on
January it it.
i On Wedesnday afternoon, s<cession
Day will he observed by the Stephen
1 D. Loo chapter at the hi,nie of Mrs. I'.
Mel). Kennedy. Tim no ml i?rs of tho
I chapter and the veterans of Camp It.
S. Owens are expected to be present
ami crosses of honor will be hcstOWcd
on several veterans.
I'liitcrtuinmciif af Italian.
The It V. P. V. of Itabuu Creek
church will give an ont< rUiinihont Fri
day night. December 22ud, beginning
nl eighl o'clo<:k. Everybod> is invited
Klecfed senior (,'raiid Warden.
At the meeting of Ihn Grund Lodge
of Masons, held in Charleston last
week, Hon. It. A. Cooper of this'city,
was elected Senior Grand Warden.
'Phis is one of tho highest olllCOS In
the order and one greatly coveted by
Masons. Mr. Cooper also made the
presentation address when tho oil
portrait of the late Col. It W. Mali
was presented to the Grade Lodge. A
number of Masons went to Charleston
from here to he present at the meet
M is Sarrah I?. Terry.
Mrs. Sarrah D. Terry, a native of
this county and a sisiter of Mr. Y. C.
Heliums of this city, died at hoi home
in Falrvlew township, Greonvlllo coun
ty, Sunday the 17th. The funeral
services were held Monday afternoon
at i'lsgah church, 1'iov, Mr. lilaokman
conducting the services. Mrs. Terry
was the wife Of the late John M. Tor
ry and has one living son, Mr. .1. Kus
sel Terry. She was a sisfer of Mr. Y.
C. Ilollams, Miss Mattlo Ifellams of
Lattrcns and Mrs. Nannie Truman of
Texas. She was greatly heloved by
a wide circle of friends ami her death
is a source of bereavement to many
sorrowing friends and relatives.
The announcement of tho approach
ing wedding of Miss Kathorlno Mlako,
of Ninety Six. and Mr. Kniest Huff, of
Greenville, has been rccolved here
with much Interest, Mr. H?ft' he
ir:: tho son of Mi. A. Huff of tain
City and quite well known here. Mi*s
ke is a member of a prominent
1 ood i ounty family and is a
: ,:? :? lady of many charms. She I? a
of t' ? < !|ilCot e. < 'ollego and
tl e ihni !?< pii I Mr. Huff.